Inspiring love, tolerance in Three Is Not A Crowd
Contrary to the age-long adage, teenage writer, Oluwadunsin Abike Oyewo, has launched her maiden literary work titled, Three Is Not A Crowd.
During the unveiling at a well-attended physical and virtual ceremony in Lagos, the youngster said she started writing the book in Primary Three.
Miss Oyewo stated that she was captivated by the writing styles of different authors being a voracious reader since her early age, adding that she made up her mind to go fully into writing at age eight.
Asked during an interview what informed the title of her book, the teenager noted: “We all know that three is a crowd is a popular adage, but I wanted to point out that when there is peace, love and harmony among three or more people, there wouldn’t be crowd.” She urged tolerance and understanding without differences.
“In some situations, we need to hear people out and learn how to tolerate them. In a situation where we don’t like them, we need to cultivate attitude or character adjustment,” the young author pleaded.
On the overview of the 128-page book, which reinforced company and accommodation of individual frailties following the lead character, Patricia’s obsession with self and abhorrence to group bonding, she submitted:
“Three Is Not A Crowd ends with Patricia, Karly, Georgie and gang still at Sunset City, the retreat centre, where they spent their summer vacation.
“But it wasn’t always like that. They were meant to be at Sunset City for the first seven chapters, and then in the last three, they went back home.”
The book reviewer, Mrs. Tope Kehinde, observed that the literature was an excerpt to relationship dynamics. She recalled that Patricia, the lead character, was frustrated, thinking she had not been helped after several unpaid isolations from her gang at the vacation ground.
The researcher added that the book canvassed character adjustment to accommodate more that two, hence “you miss out.”
Earlier, the book launcher and Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Bayomi Bolaji, charged Nigerians to cultivate the habit of reading between two and three hours daily, noting: “ Sometime, we don’t read for deeper understanding.”
The Guest of Honour and Special Adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Solomon Bonu, while applauding the young intelligent author, stated: “I see professorship in you.”