Sweet Sixteen

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Aliya has to constantly remind her father that she is not a child but a ‘young adult’. He does not always agree with her.

But now that she is turning sixteen, he is sitting up and taking notice. The expected birthday card from him is replaced by a present and a no holds barred letter – a page for each year she has lived. It chronicles the lessons and the wisdom he has attempted to pass to her, and unburdens the burning questions she has about life. Aliya questions who she is and why she is; with her father as a guide on this journey of discovery.

An engaging coming of age guide on life and loving for the teenage girl.

About Author

Bolaji Abdullahi was commissioner for education in Kwara State and Minister of Youth Development and Sports in Nigeria. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos. He also holds a Distinction Masters of Arts degree in Governance and Development from the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom, which he attained as a Chevening Scholar.

A former editor with ThisDay Newspapers, Abdullahi has written extensively over the years on policy and development. Sweet Sixteen is his first book. He is also the author of On a Platter of Gold: How Jonathan Won and Lost Nigeria.

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Author: Bolaji Abdullahi