Flaws Of An African Girl (COMPLETED/UNEDITED)
Ranked #2 in Africa (6/08/18)
Ranked #3 in Nigeria (9/08/18)
Ranked #6 in Naija (8/08/18)
Chikamharida is a girl that has always felt inferior to everyone,her heart has been broken a million times by close friends and even family. She feels like she is not worth living and she suffers from anxiety disorders and depression. She would soon be leaving for college,will she be able to pass through it with that mindset or is this mission just suicidal?...she has always wanted to be remembered in life,can she achieve those dreams?
Flaws of an African Girl is book about the stigma and misconceptions related to mental illnesses.
"Do you see those sunflowers over there? They look so free and at ease. They bloom in happiness without giving a care about the world. They are so beautiful. You know, I easily get intrigued by nature; it so beautiful. Sometimes, I wish I could be like the birds. They are so free. They are limitless. They are not enslaved or imprisoned to one place. They have freedom to fly and stop wherever they want to. No one can stop them from flying and singing in the morning sun. There is no restriction to life in their world. They thrive in freedom. They have no expectations to live up to; you don't need to live up to any standards, all you need to do is live. As humans, we are not expected to live that way. We grew up in a society where there are standards and norms everyone is expected to follow. There are limits to what we can do and where we can go. Some people are lucky and bypass those norms. Some of us aren't that lucky. Some of us don't have physical freedom, emotional freedom or even spiritual freedom. We are imprisoned by forces around us and forced to do things that we don't want to do but who are we to complain, right? It's the norm of the society."
Cover photo by @jane_lausten