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This book deserves it all (5 stars) as it is the best for our generation then. I couldn't believe the author died in 1980, nine good years before my birth, still the book was still very fresh and up to date during my primary school days (1993-1999). The six volumes was just perfect for us then. Full of various life lessons, poetry, teachings, educative stories, etc... If you didn't read this book, you really missed a lot...
I can't give this book any thing less than 5 stars. Even if you permit me I will give it 10. He died 1980 I was born 1989 and my generation still used the complete alawiye and the lessons taught are still ringing in our hears in Nigeria. I am sure there no one, who finished from south west nigerias primary school, that will not recall a line or two.
It's filled with warnings, rebukes, advice, caution,
Heart to heart talk and. So on.
I remember one of the poems warning against eyeing your mother, ishe logun ishe meaning work is the antidote for poverty, another one warning against theft and that you should not allow people that steal to be your friend.
To me it's a treasure book and every household should have at least a complete pack, that is all the series together in two places, personal library and for visitors.