Benue-Born Teenage Writer, Debbie Doowuese Ajom Seeks Financial Support For Education

A Benue-born teenage author, Debbie Doowuese Ajom, has appealed to the public to attend her book launch to enable her to raise funds for the furtherance of her education.
Debbie who dails from Mbayion, in Gboko LGA of Benue State made the appeal in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja.
She said “I have gained admission to read English Language and Literature with Troy University, Alabama, U.S.A., because of my track record in authoring three books.
“The books are — The Magic Stone and other stories, Escape from Shackles and My Little Strides, which I wrote between ages nine and 15.
“The aim of launching my fourth book is to enable me to raise money to further my studies.”
She noted that the launch of the fourth book, titled “The Triumph of a Girl-Child” had been scheduled for Oct. 27 at the National Centre for Women Development, Abuja.
She said that the presence and support of the public at the launch would enable her to explore literacy talent to the entire universe.
According to her, the support will help to identify her with the likes of late Chinua Achebe, Prof. Wole Soyinka, Chimamanda Adichie, among others.
She said “always remember that if you train a girl, you train a nation.”
Meanwhile, Debbie Doowuese Ajom who published her first novel titled ‘The Magic Stone and Other Stories’ in 2010 when she was only 9 and in JSS 1,  says her concern for the plight of the poor and the less privileged members of the society activated her creative ingenuity. 
Although she has attended public schools all her life, the young author is one latest example of a teenager determined to etch her name on the literary map of Nigeria and the world.


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