Monday, 22 August 2016

I just published my first novel!

It's been ten years in the making. Lots of writing, rewriting, revisions, rejections. And finally, it is finished!

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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Read of the Week - The Forgotten Heroes of the Ebola Crisis

Alexander Kaine was one of the young Liberian men who helped cremate bodies during the Ebola epidemic (photo credit: New York Times)
Hi everyone, 

Happy new year! I feel excited writing my first post for 2016. 

This week's read is a very touching story about former ebola workers in Liberia who are now outcasts in their communities, due to the nature of the job they performed in eradicating ebola. Won't give away too much. Hope you enjoy the read from the New York Times.

Friday, 13 November 2015

My Eureka Moment

Google images
This morning I had an Aha! moment. 

I was behind the wheel, thoughts swivelling through my head.

Then, it hit me: the true meaning of success. 

This is no exaggeration: I felt like doing an Archimedes - bounding down the street (fully clothed of course) shrieking "Eureka! Eureka! I have found it!"  😀

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Why I will never stop writing

Sometimes I ask myself, if I could rewrite my history, would I choose to be a writer again?

Monday, 27 April 2015

Read of the Week - The Ugly side of Professional Football

American football players (Google images)
This week's pick is a more poignant read. To the outside world, football or American football players are the definition of masculine strength, athleticism and success. Behind the scenes, players can pay a hefty price with their bodies, health and even their lives. The New York Times account of Patrick Risha's time on and off the field provides a riveting read.

*Thanks to reader Oby Ijeh for pitching a read for the week. That's another read in the pipeline! All suggestions on a 'read of the week' are highly welcome...and don't forget to post your comments (smiley emoji)*

 Happy reading!

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Men have Rights too

Fathers 4 Justice campaigners (Google images)

"It is not only women that are oppressed, men are oppressed too; they just don't moan about it"

I took a mental pause when my brother said this. "Really?"


All at once, my Dad and brothers started talking: Men do not get to enjoy exclusive perks and privileges that women take for granted; the burden of expectation on men can also be the list gathered pace and snowballed into a full-blown rant , I could only sit back and listen. 

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Read of the Week - The Evil Genius named Robert Clive

Robert Clive

We kick off our new series "Read of the Week" with an article from The Guardian, UK. This week's extensively-long read, delves into the unsavoury history of the East India Country - led by the sociopath, Robert Clive - and their unfettered looting and conquest of the Indian subcontinent.

Happy reading!