Summary Report on June Book Review

  • Itsekiri NextGen Project: 2022 Session 24 Report
  • Topic: Book review
  • Date: Saturday 25/06/2022 
  • Volunteers Present: 5
  • Total Number of Attendees: 62
  • Timings: 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • Venue: Former Caravan 4, Aja-Pessu (Pessu Town), Warri
  • Main Topic/Activity: Book review 
  • Resource Person: Sholaye Edun 


The 24th session of the 2022 Itsekiri NextGen project was our literary session, which was the June book review.

As the saying goes, ‘leaders are readers’, so we prepare our Itsekiri NextGen participants to be great leaders by imbibing in them the culture of reading. This is in furtherance of our literary mandate, which aims to inspire the love of reading in Warri Kingdom. It is the key to the door of opportunities.

Session Delivery of the June Book Review

The session began with an opening prayer. After which, Sholaye Edun led a quick recap of the previous session on Itsekiri cuisines and culture. The participants were excited to tell how delicious the owo soup they were given was.

Mr. and Mrs. Temisan Ereku presented books to Sholaye Edun to give to all participants of the Itsekiri NextGen program. The title of the book is The adventures of Princess Pauline, Prince Ademola Jr and their blue dragon authored by Ademola Usualele.

The various team leaders helped to distribute the books to their team members. The participants were asked to read parts A and B of the book. They were given about 30 minutes to read. At the expiration of this time, they were asked to stop and prepare for the June book review. Each team had to brainstorm and discuss what they have read so far and nominate someone to represent them in pitching.

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The various teams did well to discuss the book together, but team Erejuwa II was outstanding. They were so engrossed in the book discussion which is unlike them. They happened to be the most active team of the session. 

While it was time for discussion with the wider group, a participant came out to represent each team. When it was time for team Erejuwa II, their representative became a bit shy and couldn’t speak the way she did while she was with her team members alone. 

They were admonished to handle their books carefully. They all liked the book because it is full of adventure and were eager to finish reading it.

Tsolaye Edun’s review of the book is that the author should have used indigenous names in place of Edmonton, the kingdom of London etc.

It was indeed an exciting session as they all went home with a copy of the adventure of princess Pauline, Prince Ademola Jr and their blue dragon.

The session ended with a closing prayer and the Itsekiri national anthem.

Other key activities during the session

  • All the participants got a book each themselves. Our next book review will still be based on this book. 
  • Participants borrowed books from the Itsekiri NextGen library.

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