20 Sep Audacious Journalism: Anietie Usen’s chronicles of art, style and depth by Japhet Alakam
THE inability of some writers especially journalists, to document their write ups has been described as one of the major reasons hindering the development of journalism in the country. Cases abound where people will search for stories written by some seasoned journalists who made waves during their days but could not find it after they have left the industry. And as a way of correcting this anomaly, many journalists have gone into the business of documenting their write ups in book forms so that such mistakes of old will not continue. One of them is award- winning journalist and one described as a journalist of the highest caliber… and of extremely high standard, Anietie Usen who came out with a new book entitled Audacious Journalism: The Art, Style & Depth.
Anitie, who has been in the business for decades where he transversed Nigeria and overseas, in the 601-page book with beautiful cover published by Paresia brings thrilling stories, opinion articles, sports, political and other feature stories which he wrote over his long period of tutelage with some of the best editors and print media at the time for readers especially the younger generation. Audacious Journalism, The Art, Style & Depth is the gripping and breath-taking real life story of Nigeria and other nations, told incisively, sometimes with unintended humour, by a curious eyewitness and captured so dramatically in snippets of well crafted and stylish prose.