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Compelling and explosively instructive, The Broken Home is a collection of poems telling the author's story of abusive childhood experiences while growing up under estranged parents. The book reveals several psychological, emotional and social harm done to children in broken marriages; showcasing their sufferings, derailment and exposure to a lifetime of disorientation and disaffection within the family and society. The publication will promote an ongoing Chuma Mmeka project to help resolve broken marriages in the interest of children in Africa.
About the Author
Chuma Mmeka (born June 21, 1975) is an inspiring national award winning Nigerian poet and author of the well reviewed 'Echoes of the Mind ...my book of standard poems'. He is a seasoned writer with a background in Psychology and Law. He is a humanitarian expert working primarily in the area of child protection and is currently State Coordinator of the Association of Orphans and Vulnerable Children Non Governmental Organizations in Nigeria (AONN). He is a distinguished member of the UNICEF sponsored Imo Child Protection Network, and also Founder of 'The Safe Child Project'. His work in various parts of Africa has led to the effective promotion of underprivileged people's rights. Multi-talented, Chuma Mmeka is an established movie actor in the Nigerian film industry He has also built a fast rising profile for himself in the corporate management and image making world. He became a victim of child abuse with his parents' separation in 1976. Brought up under his mother, he suffered humiliation at different times in the hands of abusive maternal relatives. Being the first son of a polygamous family, he was further branded a 'prodigal' by some members of his paternal family for preffering to be with his mother. His formative life no doubt, is reflected in his writing style and social approach. Born a Christian, he dubs himself 'freethinker' and 'realist'. He is committed to social development and charity work and publicly declared in 2009, the channeling of 30% of his profits from acting and writing to humanitarian endeavors concerned with the protection of and provision for orphans and vulnerable Nigerian children through The Safe Child Project. He is married to Nikky Mmeka with children.