10-year-old Aisha Ismail launches banditry storybook
Aisha Ismail, daughter of famous philanthropist and serial entrepreneur Munira Suleiman Tanimu, launched her first children’s storybook on banditry, in Abuja on Saturday, September 25, 2021.
The book, titled The Adventure of Princess Khadijah, which was launched on her 10th birthday, dwells on issues related to banditry that has become the order of the day in Nigeria.
“Whenever I hear that a school is closed because schoolchildren have been kidnapped, I feel so sad that we are deprived of our basic rights to a quality education. Aisha talks about her inspiration to write her first book.
It’s a kid-friendly storybook because it shows how a brave Princess Khadijah and her friends helped the kingdom end banditry.
Aisha said she believes Nigeria will soon be a place where every child goes to school without fear of being kidnapped, but wants the government at all levels to pay more attention to safety.
According to her, “The adventure of Princess Khadijah speaks about the future of my country as a peaceful nation where boys and girls of school age go to school without fear of being kidnapped. He talks about the hope our founding fathers promised. He speaks to the land flowing with milk and honey, he speaks to the nation, Nigeria of our dream.
“It’s a great read. I love it…! ”Nollywood actor, Kunle Remi
Prominent Nigerians who have read the fascinating yet thoughtful story of Princess Khadijah’s adventure have written about the book and the author.
According to a former Minister of Women’s Affairs, Hajiya Aisha Ismail, “the book is a delightful story written by a very imaginative young girl, who happens to be my granddaughter. It’s a typical children’s book, guaranteed to captivate other young girls.
“Author Aisha Ahmed Ismail is a very, very intelligent girl. She uses her brain to give children and even adults a delicious and meaningful story, which could turn into a fantastic bedtime story for the family. This, I’m sure, points to more delightful stories to come from her. She is definitely a successful writer in the making. I’m so proud of her “
Ms. Noordina Aliyu Modibbo, owner of Castle Hill Academy, described the book as “A colorful story, excellently written with a richly drawn cultural background. A wonderful first story of courage and faith by an intelligent 10-year-old girl “
“It’s a great story, the story relates to one of the challenges facing the country today and written by a 10 year old girl, I am very impressed. History gives hope that one day our dear country will be at peace and that we will all live happily ever after ”Barr. Zainab Hassan, President, National Council for Women’s Society, Kaduna Chapter.
Aisha’s director in Dominique Dyer, Abuja, said: “Aisha Ahmed Ismail, in her first novel, weaves a story of girls with strength, courage and determination to make good outweigh bad.
“As Aisha’s principal, I am more than proud of what she has accomplished, Aisha has been a student at Abuja Preparatory School since she was 2 years old. His ambition and his dynamism are a good example for all our students, we are delighted to be able to celebrate his first publication.
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