Showing posts from November, 2023

Me No Pause, Me Play by Manoj Kumar Sharma.

My Take:  Me No Pause, Me Play is the latest book I have read written by Manoj Kumar Sharma and it's an empowering exploration of womanhood that left an indelible mark on my soul.  Navigating through societal intricacies with grace, the narrative unfolds like a mesmerizing tapestry, revealing innovative solutions that challenge age-old norms. The essence of the story lies in the protagonist's extraordinary journey—a journey not just to overcome physical and mental challenges but to ascend to a realm of inspirational brilliance. Sharma's storytelling is nothing short of a revelation, offering a fresh and unconventional perspective on the complexities of womanhood. As I delved deeper into the narrative, I found myself captivated by the resilience of the protagonist, breaking free from the shackles of societal expectations and defying the unspoken laws of nature. The story stands as a powerful testament to the unyielding spirit of womanhood. This book doesn't merely challe

Author's Interview with Onyeka Nwelue a novelist, Jazz musician, teacher, and cultural entrepreneur.

  First, before we move forward with our Author's Interview, I would like to start with an introduction.  1. Could you please introduce yourself to us? I am Onyeka Nwelue. Amongst a few other things, I am a novelist, Jazz musician, teacher, and cultural entrepreneur.  2. Congratulations on your book. So what inspired you to write this book? My novel, ‘The Nigerian Mafia: Mumbai’, was inspired primarily by my desire to write an entertaining novel that everyone can enjoy and relate to. In finding something that people could relate to, I took note of the experiences I had garnered from my travels, particularly in India where I have frequently travelled from when I was only a teenager.  3. What is the book all about? ‘The Nigerian Mafia: Mumbai’ tells the story of Uche Mbadiegwu, a struggling Nollywood actor, who travels to India in the hopes of breaking into Bollywood. In India, he finds out that life is nothing of what he had envisioned it to be. Broke and stranded, he connects with

The Girl Who Reset the Cyberworld by Cliff Ratza.

  My Take: The Girl Who Reset the Cyberworld by Cliff Ratza is more than a book; it's an exhilarating journey through uncharted territories. As I delved into this book, the action unfolded seamlessly from where Book One left off, immersing me in the thrill of Electra's adventures. What struck me most was the feel of the book—a perfect blend of suspense, danger, and empowerment. Ratza skillfully crafts Electra's character, taking her from NASA Mission Control to the scorching Danakil Depression and the serene Great Barrier Reef. The vivid descriptions transported me to these locations, making the journey feel not just fictional but palpably real. Electra's struggles with a hidden medical issue add a layer of authenticity to the narrative. It's not just about saving the world; it's about navigating the personal challenges that come with her extraordinary abilities. The stakes are high, and Ratza keeps the tension taut throughout the novel. As Electra faces battles

Mastering the Crypto Universe: Wallets, Assets, Blockchain, and Fintech Explained by Manoj Dembla

My Take:  Mastering the Crypto Universe: Wallets, Assets, Blockchain, and Fintech Explained, by Manoj Dembla is not just a book; it's a guided journey through the ever-evolving landscapes of cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and fintech. As I immersed myself in the pages of this book, I found the feel of it to be like a friendly conversation with a knowledgeable friend. Dembla's lucid language demystifies the complex world of crypto, making it accessible to both beginners and seasoned enthusiasts. It's not just about understanding; it's about feeling confident in the rapidly changing crypto universe. What I liked most about this book is its comprehensive approach. It doesn't just skim the surface; it takes you deep into the intricacies of cryptocurrencies and blockchain. The author's knack for breaking down complex concepts into digestible bits ensures that you don't just grasp the information but truly absorb it. The book doesn't shy away from the significa

The Nigerian Mafia: Mumbai by Onyeka Nwelue.

  My Take:  The Nigerian Mafia: Mumbai, is the first book Inhave read written by the author Onyeka Nwelue and it has vivid depiction of Uche Mbadiegwu's journey from the bustling streets of Surulere, Lagos, to the vibrant chaos of Bandra, Mumbai, creates an immersive experience for the reader.  The book encapsulates a whirlwind of emotions, immersing you in a world where dreams collide with stark realities.The author's narrative style paints a raw and unapologetic picture of the challenges faced by Nigerians attempting to find their footing in the heart of Bollywood.  As the story unfolds, it delves into the grittier aspects of survival, punctuated by the constant struggle for independence against a backdrop of constant evasion from law enforcement and narcotic influences. Nwelue skillfully navigates the reader through a tapestry of themes - from violence, drugs, and human trafficking to the intricate, sometimes disturbing, nuances of murder and sex. The book doesn’t shy away f