It is rare to find a young person, below 30, who will commit his daysto such difficult essays for a book – fearlessly, and honestly, addressing the complexities, and contradictions, that constantly confront any Nigerian. I am deeply impressed by Chude for this excellent work. There are many that hope his generation will answer the questions that Nigeria has posed to its citizens since Independence. As this book ponders unity, faith, calamity, leadership, and his generation’s place in all this, my heart soared. It is honest about our failings – “Nigeria is not yet a great nation,” it says – but clear-eyed about our opportunities – “The next best time to plan a tree is today”. Chude has done his generation an important favor, and I know without a shred of doubt that there’s great plenty yet to come from this immensely talented and proudly Nigerian young man.