The 15-year-old climate activist, Amara Nwuneli, has a lot to say to society and she’s doing that through her book!

Amara’s activism goes far back to 2019. 

The then 12-year-old organized a book donation event, The Book Drive, on Instagram where she urged friends and followers to give out old books for donation to the Centre For Memories Children’s Library in Enugu, Nigeria. 

Since then, we have seen the Lagos-bred author write articles for renowned publications like The Guardian and The Cable, and go on several interviews all centering around the same issue – Climate change.

Amara’s The Guardian article, published in 2022, was a speculative and informative piece on the Nigerian government’s silence on climate change despite its devastating effects on coastal communities in the country. In the article, she censures the government’s non-existent efforts in stopping the steady advance of climate doom which she says should be the focus instead of investments in infrastructures like resorts.

According to Nigerian blog, BellaNaija, Amara held a book signing event on December 29, 2022, for her new book, For We Are Curious, a book that she says she hopes encourages people to connect more with their world, the people around them, and their destinies.

Photo source: BellaNaija.com

The book has earned the young author her well-deserved recognition in the literary community in Lagos, and according to attendees of the book reading, has encouraged fellow young authors to pursue their writing dreams. 

The climate activist was a participant of the COP27 2022 held in Egypt and recounted her experience and learning points at the conference in her article with The Cable.

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