Books by Joy C. Agwu

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The Echo of a Troubled Soul by Joy C. Agwu. Available to browse and buy online, in print and e-book editions.
The Future is Greater by Joy C. Agwu. The Echo of a Troubled Soul by Joy C. Agwu. Available to browse and buy online, in print and e-book editions.
I Live by the Gun by Joy C. Agwu. The Echo of a Troubled Soul by Joy C. Agwu. Available to browse and buy online, in print and e-book editions.
Mark the Genius by Sandra Agwu. The Echo of a Troubled Soul by Joy C. Agwu. Available to browse and buy online, in print and e-book editions.

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The Echo of a Troubled Soul

The Echo of a Troubled Soul by Joy C. Agwu. Published by The Manuscript Publisher, 2013.
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A tale of family and friendship that also deals with the consequences of grief, pain, sorrow and loss. It is a story of redemption on the journey of recovery.

Following a spate of tragedies, Tom is left alone; weighed down by bereavement and consumed with grief. His patience and self-control have been stretched to the limit. He goes in search of comfort and companionship and, unfortunately, finds them in alcohol. However, this turns out to be the wrong step in the right direction.

It is his irrational behaviour during one drunken episode that brings Tom, Larry, Jane and Nora together. Rescuing Tom from his descent into self-destruction proves to be a fateful decision for Larry, Jane and Nora. Little do they realise at the time, but they each hold the key to unanswered questions in their own lives too.

“Always wear knowledge like a wristwatch: bring it out when you need it because, when you stop learning, you will start dying. Life is too short and it is easier to forgive than to take the path of revenge.”

Fiction, contemporary, African fiction. 60 pages
First published in Ireland in 2013 by The Manuscript Publisher
ISBN: 978-0-9571157-6-7
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The Future is Greater

The Future is Greater by Joy C. Agwu. Published by The Manuscript Publisher
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A mother is helping her teenage daughter to come to terms when a friend takes her own life. She poses the question, 'Is Suicide the Answer?' and proceeds to answer it in a measured but purposeful way.

Drawing from stories from her own culture and traditions, having been born and raised in Africa, we are introduced to Ogeechee, a teenager whose outlook on life is weighed down by the burden of his disadvantaged circumstances. He does not believe that human help is any good to him, because such help ‘does not last’. He goes to the mountain one day, to see if he can get an answer to one of the numerous questions that goes through his mind.

What follows is an intervention of one kind or another. Whether it is divine in nature, or merely coincidental, is up to the reader to decide. What we do learn is that no condition is permanent. We make our own future. It is up to each and everyone one of us to discover that mission which sets us on our chosen course in life. The fact that we do not know what the future will bring, should fill us with hope rather than trepidation.

African literature, storytelling, spiritual, psychology. 55 pages
First published in Ireland in 2013 on CreateSpace
ISBN: 978-1492719922
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I Live by the Gun

I Live by the Gun by Joy C. Agwu. Published by The Manuscript Publisher, 2014
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Edward is a successful family man who has built a happy life around him. Tragedy strikes however, when he is gunned down one day by violent criminals. He leaves behind a widow and two young children, who continue to enjoy the support of Edward’s wider family circle after his death. They are also supported by Edward’s close friend, Mr Adams and his family.

Turmoil enters the ranks when Edward’s older brother, Robert, citing local traditions, announces his intention to take Edward’s place, by moving into the family home of his late brother. Robert’s own family, from whom he is estranged, oppose his bid. His father also strongly warns against this course, "Lest tragedy and pestilence befall you." He further advises Robert that, "Any tradition that does not add value to our lives has to be thrown away."

In I Live by the Gun, Joy C. Agwu explores the theme of conflict that arises when traditional hierarchies are confronted by the demands for modernisation. It can be read as an affirmation of human rights and individual autonomy in particular. The burden of ‘culture and traditions’, when invoked in an anachronistic manner, weigh most heavily on women and children, often serving as a pretext to impose conditions of servitude upon already disadvantaged people.

Fiction, contemporary, African literature. 123 pages
First published in Ireland in 2014 on CreateSpace
ISBN: 978-1494453251
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Mark the Genius
by Sandra Agwu

Mark the Genius by Sandra Agwu. Published by The Manuscript Publisher, 2014
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Mark is a talented and intelligent young student. At school his friends are Lucy, Michael and Tim. All of the other pupils, and even some of the teachers, look to Mark when various problems arise. But being a genius is not always plain sailing: it has its downsides too.

Mark the Genius is a book about school, containing an important first-hand account of the best days of our lives. It reminds us of a time when dreams, hopes and aspirations are filled with the idea of nothing more than "games for homework, games instead of lessons and a trip to the park for break time?"

Sandra Agwu lives and goes to school in Co. Kerry. She enjoys reading, writing and playing the piano. She is just eight years old but what she has written offers a wealth of experience. Reading it, you will soon see why.

She is currently working on a second instalment of school life adventures. It goes by the working title of Bob the Bully.

Fiction, children's fiction, Irish fiction. 60 pages
First published in Ireland in 2014 on CreateSpace
ISBN: 978-1494453497
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Coming Soon

The Cry Within by Joy C. Agwu


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