With Storm In A Pot, Haggai seeks better society
The Nigerian author, Panshak Haggai, has unveiled his new book, Storm in a Pot, to address some of the critical societal challenges facing the nation, especially women.
Speaking at the book’s presentation in Abuja, President, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Christopher Isiguzo, said Storm in a Pot remained critical to helping people appreciate the role of women in society.
He noted that the book would help readers to understand challenges in the Nigerian context, especially the lingering economic and social issues.
Isiguzo said: “Though it is a work of fiction, you would think it is real. It captures the experience of women in home building and to a large extent nation building. It gives a picture of the struggle we go through economically and socially. It makes people appreciate the role of women in preparing leaders of tomorrow.”
Haggai, a legal practitioner, who described the development as a dream come true, noted that he was inspired to highlight the struggle African women go through, stating that a lot of them on the continent are suffering silently.
“This is my own little effort at highlighting the issues and how the society could help them. In the book, I want people to learn the moral lesson of forgiveness and resilience,” he said.
Haggai also noted that parents must know how to relate with their children to get the best out of life, adding that people also encourages people to hopeful.
“Regardless of what is going on, a time will come that things will turn around for good,” he stated.Speaking after reviewing the book, Pyemwa Samantha Deshi said some of the themes in Storm in a Pot include, the relationship dynamic between a couple as life gets harder and money becomes scarce, stressing, “love is sweetest when it is oiled by money. There is also a theme of raising children with affirmation versus raising them with violence, raising them in ignorance versus raising them with knowledge.
“While Nemsi was not the main character of the book, she was the one I was emotionally invested in. My heart was twisted for the young lady who endured so much at home and yet, had to rescue her mother again and again. I desperately hoped the boyfriend was not going to cause a teenage pregnancy and that when she ran away, she was going to pursue higher things with her life. I was relieved at how things turned out for her.”