It is the story of one man’s quest to understand his strengths
A heavy workload, looming deadlines and a compelling case for catching up on lost sleep were all put aside to read this engaging, engrossing, enlightening and extremely entertaining account of Dele Ogun’s life.
Born in Lagos in the early 1960’s into a newly independent Nigeria, Dele grew up in his father’s village of Aiyede on the south-west coast, where he lived until the age of 7, when he was sent to join his parents in London.
In his first book “The Law, the Lawyers and the Lawless”, Dele – born Akindele Okunetimoju – tells the story of his early years in the UK and his efforts to assimilate into British culture without losing his own. It traces his journey from a Yoruba schoolboy newly arrived in London to his success in establishing the first black-led commercial law practice in England.
Struggling with dyslexia, yet with an unquenchable ambition to be a lawyer, Dele’s book offers a compelling insight into the challenges of breaking into the cloistered and often privileged world of lawyers, judges and the legal profession and charts some of the lawful and lawless encounters he faces along the way.
Told with astonishing honesty in these times where image often reigns supreme, as well as a confidence that never crosses into smugness, ‘The Law, The Lawyers & The Lawless’ is the story of one man’s quest to understand his strengths and the self-taught capacity he demonstrates to push against those obstacles that stand between him and his goal.
In the course of so doing, he acquires new insights that open the door to fresh opportunities and reaches a sober and mature redefinition of success.
This book showcases Dele Ogun’s natural talents as a legal advocate and his instincts as an entrepreneur unafraid to push against the boundaries of the status quo.
It displays the wit and charm of this born orator as well as the grace and compassion of someone who must surely be ranked high on the list of role models for today’s African Diaspora youth.
This book is a ‘must read’ for anyone who appreciates these qualities!
“The Law, the Lawyers and the Lawless” has been published by New European Publications and available from Amazon.co.uk or by order through your local bookshop.
By Frances Williams, Editor, ReConnect Africa.com (www.reconnectafrica.com)