The Nigerian Civil war had taken everything away from my people; their Wares and their Businesses, their Farmlands and even their Joy. The War had forced them into hiding in Bushes far from the comfort of their Homes. It had split families and taken away loved ones. It had run through Farmlands and Factories and brought down Markets and Parks. The War took all that my people had and left them with nothing but hope. Everyone held onto the prophecy that a promised Child would be born who would end the war. I was that Child.
This is a story of struggle and survival, filled with life stories of poverty, wealth, love and marriage. Ezugwu finds himself in a poor family where he struggles to eat three square meals daily. Not discouraged, he makes up his mind to be a great man--a great man with wealth, fame, and other good things of life. This is because he doesn’t want his lineage to continue in poverty and most importantly he wants to prove to the world that people that start from scratch can be great too.
Inner Beauty was a title gotten from God himself. I was instructed to write a book and personally, I felt I wasn't a good writer because I've never written any book before. But I had to obey God's instruction to write the book. He said all I have to write is available as a testimony to him and to make others discover their own inner beauties. When I say inner beauty, I didn't mean that it all became beautiful all of a sudden. We will look at what it was before it became BEAUTIFUL and, of course, how it became beautiful beyond human understanding. They say every man has a story to tell. How correct! But can you boldly say your story has turned to testimony or a regret? Can you say your story has added something beautiful to your life? It takes men and women that see through the heart of the Almighty God to see through physical deception to appreciate inner beauty. I will also like to let you know that the book will come in episodes. So if you are reading this, you are reading my first episode of INNER BEAUTY.
Hellena Dior is transparent as she shares her experiences in the personal narrative, No Longer Sharecropping Shame. She invites readers along as she recounts her journey navigating through a family that willingly accepted the harvest of shame they inherited from generations before. Hellena Dior decides against the family pattern and desires not to plant the same seed in the family plot of tainted soil. An enthralling story that is immersed in shared pain, trauma, and faulty coping attempts to change her family’s trajectory for future generations. No Longer Sharecropping Shame is a narrative that takes you on a journey through time with an African American family.
Get along with Adamu ! A man who became a victim of circumstances, the unpleasant adventure that keeps haunting his conscience. This short story is a typical realistic scenario of terrorism in northeast Nigeria .
I wanted to get better at the thing I loved most - Writing! To do this, I decided to keep a journal of my worries, wins and woes from October 1, 2014, to October 1, 2015. This book is an extract of my own black box (recording of my life events) and I am putting it out to you so that you can see from the eyes of another because when you see with your eyes and from another's, your wisdom increases.
Like everybody else Hazel looked around her and saw people's portrayed perfection in church, at work, and even at the causal run-ins at unsuspecting locations everyone seemed to have it all beautifully together while Hazel found herself lost in the detours of life. On her journey through mistakes, missteps, hurt and shame while striving for the beautiful she saw everyone else possessed, she finds that it is our journey, our brokenness, our wrong turns that make us beautiful. Hazel's captivating story is brought to life in the readers' mind with her deep vulnerability and conversational style of writing. Allowing the reader to go on the journey with her so that it feels more like one of those closed door conversations between close friends with whispers, laughter and maybe even some tears. Chasing Beautiful: She bares her scars for the world to see hoping that it would set you free is evidence that God can turn any mess into a masterpiece.
Silicon Valley meets Indiana Jones – Chasing Black Unicorns is an autobiography written by Marek Zmysłowski, one of Poland’s most respected internet entrepreneurs. Witty and humorous, the book covers many dramatic and often dangerous events. Before moving to Nigeria to set up the ‘Amazon of Africa’, Zmysłowski worked for one of Poland’s biggest financial services companies and is the founder of many online ventures in Central Europe. While establishing the first, online network of funeral services in Poland, he had to overcome challenges from criminal gangs running the market sector. His businesses in Nigeria have also made him enemies, powerful individuals who have corrupted police and government officials to stand against him. Overnight, Marek became an international fugitive and was put on the most wanted list by Interpol, an organization with a history of being manipulated by corrupt regimes. Zmysłowski describes this and many other events, putting them in the context of African history and cultures, a continent he is now deeply in love with. All of the author`s book profits support impactful charity initiatives in Africa.
Life is a collection of good and bad memories, however hard you try, you can't have One without the other all your days, and you can't enjoy the fullness of life if you don't experience both. Once Upon A Time in Madonna is simply a flashback to secondary school days; the good, the bad and the ugly times. Nothing last forever; not happy moments, and definitely not sad moments either. But if you have one chance to turn back the hands of time, what time would you like to go back to?
The story dwells on John, the protagonist, who had nursed plans of attending one of the best Private Colleges in Nigeria, Loyola Jesuit College; but overnight had all these plans crashed by his mum who had made up her mind that her Son was going to attend FedAcad- The Best Federal School in Nigeria. Now, John resumes into FedAcad and is faced by unplanned boarding school troubles. Is he going to survive them?
When I was in J.S 2, my dad had gotten to the rank of a lieutenant in the Nigerian Army and when addressing him on paper, 'LT' had to come before his name. My classmates and teachers would act weird around me whenever I was writing his name; either on a report or filling out a form or anything at all. Someone had even asked me why I talked about him in the present tense and I was puzzled. I didn't understand any of the reactions I got when I talked about him. I felt it was the general discomfort people have around you when you mention your father is a soldier. One day, I told a random classmate that my father would be coming for a school event and he said, "How? I thought he is dead!" and the students who heard him asked him to shut up. "God forbid! Who told you that?" I asked no one in particular as I looked at the individual faces of those who shut him up. "You always put 'Late' in front of his name na" someone said. "Ah! No o! It's short for "Lieutenant", his rank in the Army" I explained. Everyone was stunned as they chorused "Oooooohhhh..." in realization. Soon, teachers got the clarification and I gave myself credit for contributing to the knowledge of the entire school. They now know another meaning for 'LT' because of me. They are welcome.
Lady, Before You are 30 (LBYA30) is a real life story which reflects a woman's journey through success failure, hope and triumph. You are about to read an intriguing story of a young lady who started from the bright side of life but whose journey got truncated through wrong life decisions she took mid way. In this book she extensively documents those things that usually falls 9 of every 10 young ladies. It is a story that will take you through her successes, failures, strength, pains, confusion, brokenness, tears, her decision to freedom and determination to make the rest of her life the best. Reading this book, you will see how she didn't even allow an abusive marriage truncate her purpose. I believe strongly that after reading this book, your hope shall be rekindled, your thirst for success shall increase and you won't allow any of life's downtime determine your tomorrow. It is every woman's (under 30, in their 30's and above 30) guide to finding true fulfillment and living purposefully.