A Painted Inspiration from the Palm-Fringed Beaches is a collection of inspiring and life-changing quotes that have been compiled in a style that is simple and compelling. The book takes you step by step to things that affect you and things that you can easily relate with from inspirational snippets and success to friendship, love, and life quotes that will leave you awestruck. The book has painted inspiration in a unique and creative way to make you realize some of the things you were not doing in a proactive approach or even the mistakes that you have done and the courage it takes to move past all that. Highlighting the essentiality of growth and paradigm shifts of the people from Mombasa, Kenya, and Africa in general, this book gives you the right quotes to boost your self-esteem and give you energy to look up to each new day with hope and faith.
Achieving the Billionaires I.N.C.O.M.E has been weaved together to inspire readers to shift their mindsets from the state of scarcity to abundance by leveraging what they have to get what they need. Tapping from the authors’ different cultural backgrounds from Kenya and Nigeria, the book affirms that being a Billionaire is not only about the tangible cash money, but that each of us has a unique set of innate talents and God-Given abilities that if utilized, will lead to the Billionaire status.
Shiri Golan is smart, intelligent, and successful—top media girl, and owner of Golan Technologies that’s hired to develop stealth software for the Kenya Defence Forces fighter jets—but she isn’t as smart when she falls in love with a Catholic priest and skeletons crawl out of her perfect man’s closet hauling with them betrayal, a dark past, and deadly secrets. Hurt, betrayed, and vengeful, Shiri finds herself caught between forgiveness and justice and fighting her father’s secret Jewish movement that aims to establish a New World Order and control the whole world.
What happens when you love someone beyond words?
Beyond the horizon when the light has fallen behind is when love – beyond words, beyond this beyond; beyond imagination – takes a step away.
This collection of micro poetry will leave you beyond imagination as hope travels across the streets to you, and what is the end is just the beginning. It is beyond this Beyond. Famous Isaacs has shown that there is no end to anything, beyond everything is something good, some hope, light at the end of the proverbial tunnel.
Beyond is the book you should read.
Educational success is the harbinger of good life. From improving one’s life to weaving through the social fabric, education is the cornerstone of civilization.
In Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Kerich Jonah gives invaluable tips to students and anyone who is a student of life tips on how to succeed.
This is not your usual ‘do this and that’ book but a story of resilience, determination, motivation from a young man who defied failure to succeed in his educational journey.
First Words is a 2010 Nairobi International Book Fair (NIBF) Literary Awards winning collection of poems that would ring, reverberate and ricochet long after you have heard them—the inner self seeking your attention and begging to be listened. First Words addresses a wide range of issues from societal maladies and politics to culture and interpersonal relationships. These are Vincent de Paul’s first words to the world as he revokes vices, condemns and rights a society he sees doomed to damnation.
Flashes of Vice: Vol I is a collection of flash fiction stories, the first in a series of flash stories first published on Flashes of Vice, the author’s blog, published within a duration of one year. The book touches on the vices affecting the society today: immorality, crime (kidnapping), payment of ransom, careless sexual relationships, murder, assassination, terrorism, etc.
|Author:||Vincent de Paul|
|Size (In):||5.5 x 8.5|
|Colour:||Black & White|
|Publication Date:||15 Aug 2016|
Life on the fast lane; sex, money and crime – the holy trinity of life. Terrorists and their virgins; love, romance and marriage chastised.
Flashes of Vice tells life as it is in short, punchy, thrilling stories. The switch is flipped on and off before you know what is happening, leave you wanting more and more – something you will never get.
Flashes of Vice: Vol II is the second book in the Flashes of Vice series. It is a collection of flash fiction stories touching on the vices affecting the society today: the holy trinity of life – money, sex & crime; terrorism and relationships.
by Vincent de Paul
Flashes of Vice: Vol III is a collection of flash fiction stories on terrorism, the distant near future, conspiracies, why aliens have beef with humans, and the scars of war.
The stories begin and end without warning: like ‘Allah’s Open Letter to Terrorists’, or the story of the virgin girl who vowed never ever to have sex with terrorists in heaven. Or the serial killer military widow who kills her dead husband’s friends for revenge. Or the untold story of Jesus’s resurrection in ‘How Did the Dead Escape?’
The stories take you into the future, a flash of alien invasion into the world, and the all-time-juicy conspiracies to make the world a better place.
Flights of Poetic Fancy is a collection of whims, whimsical enchantments and impulsive imaginations that attack the mind beguiled into visions and fantasies. It is an aggregation of quarrels, musings, battles (rather not) fought, wounds and wooings, loves and agonies and all sorts possible nonsense and forgetfulness—anything and everything ghastly grim of the wandering mind—that possesses the mind and convinces it that no maxim and order has more sense than its thinking.
Flights of Poetic Fancy has a critical sensibility and humorous look at life, issues, and vice while challenging the invention of history and beliefs strongly held by a people rather falling into despondency.
From the award winning author of First Words, Flights of Poetic Fancy will leave you impishly amused yet reeling with ire and indignation.
Holy Crimes is a collection of crimes of love, the little things lovers do oblivious, innocently, inadvertently, sometimes deliberately and guiltily. The joys of love are compacted in the mystery behind the history love has written since time immemorial, it continues to write and shall write even in days to come. When that one single day the lover wakes and feels fluttering like a butterfly, dancing like a dervish, butterflies rioting in them thence they commit the crimes. When love ends and life has to continue, the lover commits the crimes. Crimes of love, Holy Crimes, that the lover gets away with, and shall get away with.
Holy Innocence is a collection of innocent musings on love, the things lovers do innocently moved by love, the emotion that makes the mind stop functioning the minute one falls helpless in to the abysmal abyss of love. May it be teen hominess, school-boy/girl crush on someone, secret admiration, harmless flirtation, infatuation, or lust for someone already taken – love does this innocently, just to fulfill the longing of a heart that is helplessly in love for which words can’t describe. Holy Innocence is sensational, love poems to the max.
Just Scream is a spiritually uplifting and motivating book—‘nuggets of wisdom and hope’ touching on various life aspects to inculcate the spirit of acquiring wisdom in life. It is a spotlight of hope and believe in divine help. ‘Just Scream’ speaks about someone who is at the throes of death, he can feel life getting out of him but he doesn’t want to just scream for help. It emphasizes the need to call for help not only from relatives, friends, counselors, and parents, but also from God because screaming for help is not an act of cowardice.
MONEY, MUSIC AND MONARCHY explores three human desires: Wealth, Fame and Power. Fulfilment of one of the desires leads to the craving of another. When we crave for wealth and get it, fame becomes an obsession, and ultimately power. Wealth, Fame, and Power are legitimate cravings, just how to fulfil the individual desires legitimately to uplift the society is what matters. The writer explores the meaning of money, the process of acquiring wealth legitimately, how to allocate wealth for the betterment of the society and how to promote sustainability in wealth endowment. He looks into what makes good music, the power in the music, good music practices, music as a tool that transcend cultural barriers, and music in everyday life. In monarchy, he tackles the world of politics and power, and leadership.
Born different, in a poor village, to an emotionally unavailable father, Mokaya Omweri defies all odds to excel, right from primary school all the way to university. Determined to address the challenges that afflicted most of his early life immediately after he graduates from high school, he sets out to mobilizing people and funds through youth groups, cooperative societies, and employment to fight and eradicate poverty. However, this presents another face of his struggle. Some of his initiatives collapse before taking off, and challenges like family demands and work crop up. As he turns thirty, he still remains resilient …
The Choice is a Christian book that focuses on the challenges Christians go through in their attempt to live like Christ. Love for money, self-centredness, unfaithfulness, idolatry and increased appetite for worldly pleasures are some of the issues discussed fully in this book. The author unfolds 44 nuggets for 44 days that will enable the reader to conquer the aforementioned challenges. He welcomes you to take a 44-day pilgrimage journey to heaven.
This is a self-help book that will be a guidepost in your path to ultimate success. I am sure in one way or another the concept of this book affects you. The Optimist’s Creed will motivate you to work on magnifying your strengths and diminishing your weaknesses. Everyone is not devoid of any but the realization of both is the beginning of success. It is where people give up in life that they should have persisted on a little longer and success would have been theirs
Going through life is trudging through the possibilities of pain and bliss, of hurt and mirth, of thrills and chills. This book talks about eking life. How the woes of life can be trumped is the crux of it. It’s a gentle reminder of how truly amazing life it as those times we are hitting a rough patch, when the oomph and enthusiasm is ebbing away. It is not just a book; it is a gorgeous muse abounding with good vibes, lifting words of cheer, true life stories, anecdotes, hard facts of life and inspiring quotes to buoy up your spirit on a cloudy day. The writer has weaved together themes of pain, hope, girt, success, speaking out and just how upward social comparison can be unhealthy for life.
by Vincent de Paul
The dead can’t rest in peace. The living are in danger. And one man’s run has begun.
When Kennedy Paul Maina runs away from home, robbing the dead and crime becomes his life at the university where to survive he has to do what he must … and façade is a beautiful thing.
He runs from the police as a criminal, runs from assassins, and ultimately runs from himself. Worse, the vengeance-ridden leader of the criminal gang he left is after him—he wants to make Ken’s life a living hell.
It’s in the 1980s in Mbale, a small town in Western Kenya. Hillary Lisimba Ambani is growing up with a strict disciplinarian mother whom he calls Thatcher who beat the hell out of him for every infraction he did or did not commit.
In The Boy with Shoes, Hillary tells us how it was to grow up in that era, a time that set pace for the 21st Century middleclass. When his mother bought him the first ever and only pair of shoes in the whole school, it was his bane—he was an outcast in school, and a recalcitrant at home: he wants to wear the shoes yet he doesn’t; he has to, yet he doesn’t.
The book is a spellbinding narration of how life was growing up in the ‘80s, the dreams all children have of becoming anything when they grow up, and the authoritarianism that mothers had on their children.