“I was young you see. It did not concern me that my neighbour’s father was organising a riot, or that he was all prepared to spark a bloody crisis.

All I truly cared about was the art form of play and the freedom of running around in my underwear. Just letting everything loose.

For I had been tempted many times to take off my clothes and join the local kids my age who daily ran free of clothing, and restrictions. They were free to roam and run.”

~ Extract from ‘Advocate for Peace’ TedxCIU Talk by Sandra C. Obiora