Adannia: Her Father’s Daughter is a memoir-graphy that celebrates fatherhood, the father-daughter bond, and the power and potential of a girl child. The book documents the lives of — and unique relationship between — Chief Chukwuemeka Edeh and his daughter, Onyinye Edeh, both Nigerian immigrants to the United States. Adannia highlights the Nigerian Igbo culture and its influence on family life and personal identity, the importance of empowering girls and women, and the need for positive male involvement in girls’ and women’s lives. This heartwarming memoir is a reminder of the value of fatherly love and presence, and the importance of empowering girls and women to be able to fulfill their greatest potential.
Onyinye Anita Edeh is a Nigerian American native of Akpugo town in Enugu state, Nigeria. An Adolescent and Reproductive Health Specialist, she is contagiously passionate about girls’ and women’s empowerment and sexual and reproductive healthcare for young people. Onyinye is the Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer (CEO) of Strong Enough Girls’ Empowerment Initiative (SEGEI), a female-led and youth-focused non-profit organization that empowers adolescent girls and young women through education (formal & informal), mentorship, and life skills development. She is an inspiring Public Speaker and a recipient of the 2019 Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme grant for her Evolve Mentorship Program (EMP). In 2020, she was recognized as one of 50 Changemakers of Public Health by her alma mater, University of Washington, School of Public Health.
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