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Nigerian Woman Bags Ph.D At Age 73

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Florence Nwando, a 73-year-old Nigerian woman, earned her Ph.D. in Communication, Culture, and Media Studies at Howard University, USA. This achievement is a realisation of her quest for self-fulfillment and her late father’s wish. Her dissertation, titled ‘Igbo Collective Memory of the Nigerian- Biafra War of (1967-1970): Reclaiming Forgotten Women’s Voices and Building Peace through a Gendered Lens’, is a reflection of Igbo women in general, who like herself, witnessed and survived the war. She revealed that in spite of the numerous challenges she faced and her depression over the loss of both parents during the civil war, she had to forge ahead and work towards making her dreams come true

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