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Walter Uche’s “Eze Goes To School” Is So Realistic, You Will Think You Are Back In Secondary School #LiterallyWhatsHot

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Warning: This is not Eze, this is Walter Uche, the author.

Every one of my friends claimed I behave like someone that lived a spoilt and sheltered life. It’s amusing to me because my childhood was neither spoilt nor sheltered, and even if it were at the very early stages, boarding house helped to shake off any traces of ajebutterness I might have had.

You see, as much as we boarders liked to act superior over the day students in those days, the truth was our assumed superiority was founded in the rigors and travails of hostel suffering living.

From the first episode of Walter Uche’s Eze Goes To School, (I truly hope that this book will somehow become a television series), I felt immediately nostalgic as it spurred a recollection of several secondary school memories, both good and bad, that I had erstwhile forgotten.

I laughed, cried and sometimes, screamed (I’m dramatic), alongside Eze, Joseph and Ibuka in their several adventures and misadventures in secondary school. Their friendship reminded me of how everyone in school had their own clicks, and the click-less ones were automatically assumed to be thoroughly and unfortunately miserable and boring.

eze-goes-to-school-cover-copyMy experiences at secondary school varied slightly with Eze and his friends’ being that I attended a single sex school (Proud Queen’s College Alumna here), while theirs was Co-ed.

Still, the similarities were eerie and I assume every graduate of a Federal College in Nigeria experienced most of this – class punishments, the intriguing stories of mystical creatures living on the grounds with the sole purpose of inflicting terror (we had madam koi koi, the 11 legged cat and more in ours), the brutality of particular evil seniors, the fear of inspection Saturdays, the beautiful orderliness and synchronization experienced during inter house sports marching, and above all the hoarding of provisions and expected rush during special dining food days!

Walter Uche, with a perfect blend of popular secondary school lingua, indigenous languages,and of course English, created this masterpiece filled with comedy, entertainment, enlightenment and it’s so wonderfully complete that its voluminous 1014 pages won’t stop me from reading it a second time.

If you experienced, first hand, the life of the boarder and want to travel down memory lane or you were a day student constantly teased about being ‘untough’ and want to know what made the boarder’s tick, then Eze Goes To School serves both purposes!

Download the book now before madam koi koi catches you! Read/download the full book here at Eze Goes To School.

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IMG-20160205-WA0005Nimide Ogbeun is a book addict lover, an unrepentant coke addict and a hopeless romantic. When she’s not trying to expand her shoe closet or dreaming up the perfect getaway, she works as the Assistant Editor of StyleVitae.
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15 Comments

  1. Osogagba

    November 2, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Isn’t the writer’s name Walter Ude instead of “Uche”?

  2. Akpagah

    November 2, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Walter is a good writer and very humble

  3. Agboolay Yusuf

    November 2, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    I never attended boarding school, but a public school. and some students (big boyz) feeling superior over others seems identical with the two types of school.

  4. amy

    November 2, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Does this not conflict with the original book “Eze Goes to School” by Chukwuemeka Ike?

    • amy

      November 3, 2016 at 5:31 pm

      Sorry. Book is by Onuora Nzekwu

  5. Phunmike

    November 2, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Nice….cant wait to read this.

  6. Funmi Adebayo

    November 2, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Great!!! While I was thinking it was the same Eze goes to school we read growing up. Will get my copy ASAP.

  7. Chu

    November 2, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    I have read all Eze goes to school series, (or as we call it EGTS) and it was awesome, brought back so many nostalgic memories of boarding house. I wonder if they still have those experiences.in boarding house. I love the book and happy he has turned it inot a book. Kudos Walter.

  8. Red

    November 2, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Sounds interesting. I was a day student, so I missed most of the boarding school shenanigans. But the stories I heard made me want to experience it for myself. My parents weren’t having that, so I stayed in day school through out. I can’t wait to read this book so I can live vicariously through Ede and his friends.

  9. molarah

    November 2, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    Isn’t there already an “Eze goes to school” book? I clicked here thinking this was a newer edition or a movie or something…

    • EE

      November 2, 2016 at 8:06 pm

      There is, guessing this is the reboot. Edet, Simbi, Gandoki and Okonkwo are next.

  10. Tosin

    November 2, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    This is a great book!

  11. Karo Oforofuo

    November 2, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    Beautiful review. I have long bought and read my copy. Eze and his friends are something else

  12. Betty

    November 2, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Wow. I need to read this. My Nigerian friends keep disturbing me with stories from high school. Who knows, I might be able to relate after reading this. Well done Nimide, your review makes me want to read the book!

  13. Jude

    November 3, 2016 at 4:00 am

    Already brings back memories of boarding school. Will be add this to my OkadaBooks reading list

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