The author, Joe Odiboh got a newspaper article in Sligo Weekender, Ireland. Mr. Odiboh wrote the book entitled “The South African Cross” (Editions Dedicaces). He is a teacher, contemporary artist, and winner of The African Leadership and Excellence Award in Art and Culture. He is also the lead actor of the short Irish film, “Fuaite Faite”. Mr. Odiboh was born on the 9th Day of May 1960. He is originally from Nigeria and a South African citizen by naturalization.
The Sligo Weekender is a weekly local newspaper published every Tuesday in Sligo, County Sligo, Ireland. It was founded in 1984 by Brian McHugh as a ‘free sheet’ advertiser, with some local news. It contains news of interest to Sligo town and county along with the surrounding counties of Leitrim, Roscommon, South Donegal and North Mayo. The paper’s motto is “Born To Make A Difference”.
According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, the paper had an average weekly circulation of 6,491 for the year 2008. Eugene McHale, Grange’s police constable, also a former footballer, manager and referee, is a columnist with the Sligo Weekender.
About The South African Cross:
We cannot live in fear of tomorrow in South Africa. We must not make this nation look like a country sitting in a keg of gun powder on top of an active volcano. Together we shall make a better life for all South Africans in the common bonds that hold us together as a people. In this present world order around the globe, love is expensive and hatred is cheap. Violence is sensational and terrorism is intentional. The world is in tumoil and civil strife. At the end the reader will be left with a lurcking suspicion that this incredible story may have a grain of truth afterall. The Nelson Mandela hopes and dreams must not be allowed to die in our encounters with wolves. Is there some misery behind all these?
Any leadership which ignores being part of the plights and suffering of the people and remains at ease while the people are no-longer at ease is like a garden full of weeds in our ‘Dances with Wolves’.
Inspired by late former President Nelson Mandela regarding the problems and solutions to South Africa hopes and dreams. A crackling good analysis detailing South African ways and means, African cries and woes, and the problems resonating around other parts of the world and how to make South Africa and the world a better place to live on earth.