Today we talk about Enemies of my family, a book by John Ubachukwu Eziewena, published with our publishing house Europe Books.
Europe Books had the pleasure of interviewing the author John Ubachukwu Eziewena, to get to know him better, when he decided to write his personal story Enemies of my family, as well as what sensations he felt by ‘reading’ his life on the pages of his book.
Below you can find our interview. Take a seat and enjoy your reading!!!
- When did you decide to write your personal story?
I conceived the idea in 2013, and that was when I initiated the first step, and I finished the book in 2014, and I made my first attempt to publish the book locally in my country Nigeria, and then I encountered frustration and disappointment in the hands of so-called false book publisher that I reached out; to help me publish my book. Moreover, she machinates all my book project money and I didn’t get to hear from her again till now. Notwithstanding, when I went back to the church where I met her the first time, the church workers denied not knowing her, and yet it was in their church office she used as her office where she schemed me off, all my book project money savings. Thus, that experience I had in her hands taught me a very bitter lesson of life, and I really learnt well from it. However, there is a saying that goes this way, “Every genuine vision from God must be tested for authenticity.” Therefore, I considered my encounter with her as a test, and that didn’t stop me from pursuing the vision ahead, although I experience setback; because I had to go back and save up money again for the work. And this time around, I was so prayerful and more spiritual about it unlike the first time. You see: crisis, challenges, and trials will test every vision to give credibility to it. Nevertheless, as I made up my mind to publish it again after several years of saving up money for it, and in my revelation; God gave me the name of your company and that was at the end of 2021, and in this 2022 around March, as I looked up in the Google, lo and behold! I found your company and I sent my manuscript, and after a month; I got a reply from your company and I followed up your company instructions till this moment.
- What particularly significant experiences in your life find expression in your book?
It all came from the danger and struggle experiences that I gathered up from growing up in a polygamous home of two wives, one father and also living with other people for help because no one to help, and also the cultural diversity.
- What would you like to hear from your readers?
I expect positive reviews, commendable feedback, all readers’ views matter to me both the good, bad and ugly because that will enable me grow and do more and more.
- What sensations did you feel by ‘reading’ your life on the pages of your book?
It is quite interesting and very satisfying as well. Before now, it used to be a dream to me, but now; I am living in the reality of that dream. And that’s a dream come true to the Glory of God my Father, my Lord Jesus Christ and to my wonderful counsellor the Holy Spirit. The poorest person on earth is a man without purpose and vision, and the most frustrated person on earth is a man with the vision and purpose, but no means of expression or passing it on to the next generation. I am very happy that God has expunged my name from the book of generation indolent and consumers, and now; God himself has enlisted my name in the book of life of productivity, creativity, innovative, and inventive and solution providers to other humans. I am a fruit tree, and God planted me to bear fruits and be fruitful in life. No any fruit tree can eat its own fruit, every fruit trees produces fruits for the good of other people.
- Are you planning to write more books?
To start with it, I sent three manuscripts and your company selected only one which is the “Enemies of my family,” and that shows I have other books yet to be publish as well. However, I am working ahead of time to complete the volume two of Enemies of my family. With the support of God, and if God connects me with the like minds, that will put me into training to study more, maybe scholarship as well to study in any global prestigious university, I will write more and more books to the Glory of God. I love and enjoy writing my experiences and other ordeals into book, and writing is my gift; and with proper training, I will do wonders with it. My gift needs a proper refining, specialization, mastering, and becoming unique and rare with my gift. God deposited that gift in me to use it and serve the world. And that’s my focus and first and utmost priority in life. Thanks.
Europe Books thanks the author John Ubachukwu Eziewena once again for taking the time and answering our questions. We are really pleased to have walked alongside him on the editorial path that led to the publication of his book Enemies of my family. We wish him the best of luck for his book and for his future works.
To you, my dear reader, I wish that this book intrigues you and provides you with food for thought to reflect upon and make the most out of it in your personal life!
So, my dear reader, all I have to say is to enjoy this intriguing reading!