Beware! Drone Child is not the usual military novel fixated on weapons and military strategy. It's scarier--it's about family and love in a violent, chaotic society, and the terror you feel when khaki-clad thugs imperil your dearest ones. Drone Child breaks all the rules for Thriller 101. Right away, you learn of the happy ending, so you'll stick around and keep rooting for the witty, likable hero. Kidnapped for his brilliance, this 15-year-old tech genius must fly deadly drones and fight as a sea-going pirate to keep his parents alive. Can he escape and also free his twin sister in time from the clutches of a major sex-trafficker? Earlier he worked as a self-taught Internet expert in the mega-city of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, while his songbird sister aspired to be a rumba star. But murderous gun-worshippers chloroformed him and whisked him away. Now he must fight for the wrong side. The crazies know exactly where his parents and dog live. The leader of his captors, the thuggish Congolese Purification Army, is a seven-foot-tall whack-job handy with AK-47s and oversized machete blades. Drone Child: A Novel of War, Family, and Survival offers a gripping, inspirational story for mature young adults and older readers. It's told as Lemba Adula's war memoir looking back on his life as a child soldier and pirate some 25 years earlier in the 2020s. The novel now includes a colorful new cover and provocative discussion questions for book clubs, libraries, and schools--prepared with help from Karen Heilman, M.Ed., and the book's two Congolese fact-checks and critiquers. One was Junior Boweya, a translator, software localization expert, and businessman. The other was Jean Felix Mwema Ngandu, a former Mandela Fellow and a leading civic activist in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Fact-checked and critiqued by Junior Boweya and Jean Felix Mwema Ngandu. Recommended in Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association.
A young woman who has had an unhealthy dose of heartbreak and pains meets a man who has had his own fair share of hurt and disappointments. Together, they make conscious decisions not to mistreat each other like their exes. In the midst of it all, are uncertainties, grief and loss waiting to be discovered— waiting to take this budding love away.
Navigating the Nigerian Job Market – a roadmap for transforming from a seeker to a “sought-after” Tired of sending out countless job applications and receiving rejection letters? Weary of requesting job opportunities and getting no feedback? Wondering if there are any options for you in the corporate environment? This book takes a sequential approach to guide you through the process of transforming from a job seeker to an in-demand value provider. It builds a bridge between the education and employment life stages by equipping you with the skills you'll need to assess the employment market, position for attractive opportunities, and make the right move at the right time. You will hack the mind of the corporate job designer, tackle the imposter syndrome and other self-limiting perspectives, and get set up for workplace success through the gems in this book.
Lanre wanted nothing more than to Play Her, get her heart; broken, toss it in the trash and move on with his life. What he never expected was to keep thinking about her in ways that threatened his entire being. But does she want anything to do with him?
God loves you reveals the truth of God’s amazing love to us, irrespective of our identity or works. It takes you through a short roadmap to a genuine personal encounter with the only living God that is true, undeniable, and instantly transforming. You will come across pivotal good news described in simple and clear terms that is completely life-changing and provides great understanding and hope to all and sundry. You certainly can never remain the same after reading this book without any doubt. It’s definitely a must-read.
Life is filled with so many ups and downs, these can be overwhelming sometime. There are those who are able to look away from whatever life throws at them and move on, but it is not everybody that has this gift, some of us get confused and traumatized when faced with certain life situations, and that is what this book is all about. To guide you through the difficult moments of your life, this book is meant to show you that you can overcome every difficult situation in life with the help of God.
Love goes sour as a young married lady Grace Matthews-Benjamin realizes the evil plot of Philemon and Alexandrea Benjamin. Her early marriage experiences betrayal, great tears, storms, tragedy and disappointments. She lives each day in trauma and regrets. Will things ever get better? Is there hope for her marriage or should she just walk away?.. Can she really bear all these, will her heart ever love again?... Find out how Grace goes through all these challenges and comes out victoriously.
IT BEGINS WITH FAITH is a wonderful adventure into the world of faith. Greatness is not our ambition, it is our birthright. In this book, Chris shows us a different kind of faith other than the theoretical faith that we have all been used to. Among others, you’ll learn about: Walking in Wisdom Revealing Your Potential of Greatness The Purchasing Power Living in Purpose Violent Faith Practical Faith That Puts You on The Run Practical Faith That Works It promises to be life-transforming. As you embark on this journey with me, your greatness shall manifest in Jesus' name.
It's December again, usually the most humid time of the year. Inside the International School of Immortals, housing the tallest building ever built, everyone is running for their lives. Most of them have gone to the land of mortals to hide while some hide in their homes hoping this misery comes to an end. “Agbachi, how was your night?” Ikechukwu, The Wise One asked“You scared me, you and I know it's hard to sleep” Agbachi answered “Agbachi, you have a mission,” The Wise One continued. “A mission? On whose order? Last time I checked, the Council of Leaders was destroyed,” Agbachi asked. “On my orders. Last night the bells came to life, you and I know what that means,” he said soberly. “The chosen one is born, Agbachi. As you know, he is the only one who can save us and put the realms back to their rightful places,” he reeled. “The Wise One, where is he and who are his parents?” Agbachi asked again. “He is on earth, in the realm of mortals, he is the only human who can save us from the problems we face today. He is no ordinary boy, Agbachi. We have waited a million years for him, and he is finally here,” The Wise One said “So, what is my mission?” Agbachi asked yet again. “Don't think of this as a mission, Agbachi. This is your destiny. You have to visit the Earth and befriend him. You must keep in mind that he is very fragile. All you have to do is to be nice to him. You are expected to leave in 30 days. He should be 8 years of age then,” The old man said “I hate the realm of mortals because their way of life is confusing,” Agbachi interjected “ I know, Agbachi. The faith of our universe depends on him, so get ready.” “How will I be able to identify him?” Agbachi asked “He will have the sign of infinity on his forehead, Agbachi. This is our chance at restoring the realms to their rightful places,” The Wise One said, scratching his head. “It's going to be a very long journey to Earth. Finally, my destiny's here. I have waited 50,000 years for this.