I went out today to visit my Dad’s eldest brother and his wife. His place is some serious distance away from mine, and I went via public transport.
On my way back, I boarded a bus. Soon afterwards, another lady boarded the same bus. She sat at the front row but the driver asked her to go to the last row to enable other passengers he hoped to pick-up along the way, easily hop in.
In my opinion, where this lady sat was not going to inconvenience anyone else. But since the driver insisted, she moved to the second row, where I sat. Unfortunately, that position meant she’d have to get off the bus every time it stopped for a new passenger, or if someone wanted to alight. And so it was.
But the driver was not satisfied. Even as he drove, he kept looking behind and asking the lady to move to the far back. She ignored him and remained where she was. She didn’t seem to mind getting off the bus every now and then for others to come in or go out. But the driver, and even the two men sitting in front with him, decided she must go to the back.
A few minutes later, the bus stopped to pick up a guy. This lady got off the bus for him to go in (to the back seat). However, he found it difficult going to the back with the small travelling bag he was holding. So he decided to take the seat at the front row; the same seat this lady vacated because the driver wouldn’t let her be.
Funny enough, no one said anything. The driver gave the guy one look and then returned his focus on the innocent lady. Again, he asked that she moved to the back. And that, people, was when I made the issue my business. I couldn’t keep quiet.
‘Oga, why are you harassing this lady? Is she complaining? She said she is ok where she is, why is it paining you?” I fired something that sounded like the above question all at onces, silencing the other men. The driver still wanted to make a case, but one look at my face told him I was ready for him. He kept quiet, faced his front and continued the journey.
That was the end of the issue. If he had gone on to argue with me, I would have asked why he didn’t have the guts to talk to the guy who took over the seat the lady vacated?
In all of these, the lady remained quiet, until she reached her destination and alighted.
In a country where no one is trusted, where only very few men love their women enough and allow them to be themselves, or pursue their dreams, I’d say Chidinma Onuoha’s book is timely.
So, who is a bitch? And who is Abigail? Chidinma S. Onuoha has the answers in her book, ‘Abigail is Not a Bitch.
The book is way more captivating than its eye-catching title. Each page is a turner; power-packed with valuable life lessons, and creatively written in a way that keeps your attention from start to finish. It makes you, as a woman, rethink your worth, your goals, and your dreams. It touches on decision making and upliftment of the female folks. It pushes you to make decisions that will best uplift you and your family.
The story of Abigail and her foolish husband touches on marital issues and relationships, it also touches on leadership skill, strategic thinking, self-development, self-assessment, execution and much more. This book clearly points out that as women, our fate rests in our hands. We can either do something about our unpleasant situations or do absolutely nothing about it and bear the consequences.
I strongly recommend this book to women who are experiencing domestic abused, those who have lost their sense of purpose, those who are on their way to the altar, and those who are considered weak. I recommend it for the men too, as it opens your eyes to the value of your wife, sister, daughter and every other woman you come across.
It is sad that most men don’t see their women as anything but child-bearers and housekeepers. It is even sadder that most women don’t see themselves as anything more than that. What’s worse? The churches hardly preach anything about the upliftment of women. Instead, they tie laws around us to prevent us from attaining our goals.
Chidinma S. Onuoha’s Abigail is Not a Bitch is backed up by scriptural passages that will give you a clear understanding of how you, as a woman, can live a fulfilled life and even save the lives of those around you.
This book isn’t about promoting feminism. It is simply focused on uplifting the female folks from deadly and unpleasant situations that would otherwise render them useless to themselves and society. It is about helping them find a purpose again and actually moving to fulfil it.
The author did a fantastic job. The flow is steady and easy to grasp. This is one of the best Christian literature I’ve read this year. I promise you’ll love it too. Please go here to get your copy for only N400 – ABIGAIL IS NOT A BITCH.
Don’t fail to get a copy for the women in your life. This book may just be what they need.