About the Author
Smart Eze, a visually handicapped academic, holds a doctorate degree in linguistics from the University of Vienna, Austria. After losing his total sight from an explosion at age 23 in 1968 as a soldier in the Nigerian-Biafran War, also known as the Nigerian Civil War, came to Austria for medical treatment. When the doctors failed to restore his sight, attended in succession a school for the blind, an evening college for adults, and a university in vienna. Worked for two decades and a half for the United Nations as a professional international civil servant, holding various positions as social affairs officer, information officer, administrative officer and civil affairs officer. As a professional international civil servant, travelled around the world to monitor and support the activities of governments and organizations in the social field. Since in retirement, honorary board member and honorary goodwill ambassador of Light for the World, a European confederation of national development NGOs committed to saving eyesight in developing countries.