A Nigerian writer, Obii Pax-Harry, has had her book, “Prophetic Engagement: Issachar Mandate,’ adopted as recommended text for Master’s degree course by two American universities.
The book was recommended as a text for Master’s degree programme in women leadership by Wagner University, Pasadena and Shiloh University.
A statement by Ugochukwu Uwajeh, Communications Consultant, Nehemiah Resource Centre, Abuja on Tuesday, said that it was the first book in the Christian genre to be adopted as a recommended text by the academia in America.
Uwajeh stated that the book had also won the Fred Grossmith’s award in 2006.
He added the recognition accorded to Pax-Harry’s book would further expand opportunities for Nigerians who wish to study in American universities.
“The book written in 2005, has been translated into Spanish, Korean and Portuguese as well as three Nigerian languages, Yoruba, Igbo, and Hausa.
“In addition, the School of Government and Politics (SOGP), an arm of the Nehemiah Apostolic Resource Centre, has entered into partnership with Wagner University and their partners, Shiloh University.
“The partnership will further expand scholarship opportunities for Nigerians who wish to pursue further studies in the USA,” he said.
Pax-Harry, a Nigerian trained lawyer, now clergy, was earlier invited by Wagner University as a visiting lecturer in April, in recognition of the book.
She was also a panelist at the student-driven Harvard Kennedy School of Government African Development Conference in 2018, alongside presidents of Ghana, Mali and Nigeria’s Minister for Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola.
She is the founder of ‘Rebuilding Lives Project’, an NGO recognised by the American government.
“She leads Nehemiah Resource Centre, Abuja, a leadership development organisation that has trained and deployed several Nigerians into key areas of leadership.