The Late Bloomer is the incredible but true life story of a determined teenage wife and mother who went from possessing only the First School Leaving Certificate(FSLC) to earning a Ph.D. In this compelling book, Joan Oji narrates how Nigerians' speculation and insinuation about her academic qualifications fired her ambition to study more than ever to validate her certificates. Her uncommon ability to combine child-bearing and raising 8 daughters, active working life as a public school teacher, and continuous self-development makes this memoir inspiring. The Late Bloomer celebrates the author's 50 years in marriage and the challenges she overcame on her journey through life. It is a compelling account of perseverance and success.