University of Marriage by the world’s richest black woman, Mrs. Folorunso Alakija, was the Rainbow Book Club Book-of-the-month for June. Single and married folks gathered at the monthly reading at Le Meridien, Ogeyi Place, Port Harcourt, gave their candid opinion of the book relating the author’s points to real life experiences.
The Moderator, Mrs. Amie Georgewill, spoke on the benefits of trust in every marriage and the roles of men and women in a home. Debate on the positive and negative effects of the western way of life to marriages was extensive. An important aspect of the 21st century marriage, which was broadly dwelt upon, was the fact that today’s woman strives to be financially comfortable thereby reducing her dependence on her husband and consequently, shifting the dynamics of the relationship. Singles present weighed in on the discussion, speaking on their understanding of marriage, the concept of true love and the roles of both spouses in the family.
The book reading not only created an environment for productive discussion on the marriage relationship but exposed attendees to useful tips on how to apply and survive in a University from where no one ever graduates – MARRIAGE.
This month, the Rainbow Book Club will be reviewing Against the Run of Play by journalist and writer, Olusegun Adeniyi. The book takes ‘an intense look at the Nigerian politics at a time when an entrenched political party was defeated in a presidential election after 16 unbroken years in power. This book offers the reader a narrative explanation and an unusual insight into the major human and institutional factors that led up to the defeat of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.’
Join us for the July reading at Le Meridien, Ogeyi Place, 45 Tombia Street, Port Harcourt by 3pm on Saturday, 29th.