Apart from being an inspirational story about an amazing person, “Adunni Dares to Dream” also celebrates culture. It is a book that anyone can enjoy and relate to but there are some particular morsels that you will identify with especially if you are African…especially if you are Nigerian…especially if you are Yoruba…especially if you are Ondo…and most especially if you are of St Louis Secondary School.
The book is set in Ondo Town and with the college of note being St Louis Secondary School.
Adunni sent both her daughters there and celebrated 50 years an alum in 2016
One thing that sets the book apart is the clever use of the Ondo language. Rashidat Raji of #Her. Gist was kind enough to lend her exceptional language skills. She added the Ondo translations in certain parts with such skill that you don’t need to speak the language to understand what is going on within the context of the story. Just in case, the book also has an appendix with the English meanings of the Ondo phrases.
We are proud to be able to showcase elements of this culture in a product created on the world stage with international standards.
Anyhow, wherever you come from, there’s a lot in this project to be proud of.