My Rich Prince: notes for my son will be launched on 19 May 2018 as part of the Educational Symposium & Spring Charity Ball, organised by the Medical Association of Nigerians Across Great Britain (MANSAG) http://www.mansag.org/mansag-may-ball-2018/
At first, I couldn’t tell much from the title but read the authors’ preview then became curious to know what life issues the author had addressed. I found this book not only interesting but also very informative. Looking at it through a young person’s mind, the author addresses realities that are likely to be faced by a young person, especially those that are different in any way, including say by race or colour. He advises on how to rise above these obstacles and stand out. He teaches young people to celebrate their differences, to learn to say no, to believe in oneself and using examples, demonstrates how this can be achieved. He urges young people to choose which battles to fight as not all battles are worth fighting.
The author builds on in the next chapters to talk about love and relationships. He addresses issues to do with money and urges people to learn how to handle money. I found this chapter very interesting as it is not only addressed to young people but also applies to adults. There is a lot of detail in this which is very educative.
The last chapters talk about being persistent and not confusing it with stubbornness. The book ends on a very important aspect about living life to the fullest. This to me was the highlight of the whole book. It leaves the reader with a sense of achievement and a general feeling of positivity and motivation.
This book uses uncomplicated language which can be easily understood by a layperson. The chapters build on from one stage to another which keeps the reader wanting to know what happens next. The headings create a sense of curiosity. For example where he says ‘wanting to go to heaven, whose heaven’ and or ‘start with the end in mind’.
The fact that it is drawn from real life experiences (not fiction) makes it the more interesting.
Although this book was said to be intended for young readers, I think it addresses a lot of issues that people of all ages go through and I would recommend it to any person of any age. I have in fact recommended it to most people I know.
I personally think I have learnt a lot from this book, despite not being a young person myself.
This is A MUST READ BOOK, and is highly recommended.
by Betty Ochieng
Modern Day Abraham Lincoln's Letter
My rich prince is an exciting narrative. A navigational guide on the journey called life from a father to his young child.
The author addressed issues of money, race, love, relationship, religion, life, death and God in a frank and insightful manner. These are real issues that not only confront young people but adults too. He presents contrasting views on these topics but leaves the choice for the reader. But not without explaining the possible outcome (s) associated with each choice.
Finding fulfilment in life, taking responsibility and enhancing one’s potentials are tied on how one manages the issues he talked about. My rich prince is an excellent parenting tool. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and highly recommend it for every family
by Dr Paul obika
Dr Mwim has in this captivating work, whilst using unambiguous, in no uncertain terms, in clear plain and undisguised language articulated together what most parents will like to tell their young ones. In a fast-paced world of internet where children are continuously inundated with ideas and information, some 'fake', it is important that our young ones are guided in an authentic but yet subtle manner. The author, whilst acknowledging that life is becoming a lot more complex, has described to the young how best to approach the intricate issues of modern life in a more balanced, practicable, realistic and genuine way. Children must understand that life, in its entirety, is about being strong, independent and yet compassionate.
A very powerful, straightforward, inspiring and yet concise read.
by NNAMDI EWUZIE
A lovely book, full of wise words from a parent to a much loved child. There is a good deal for all of us to learn here.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for my copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
by Suzanne Jones
"Do not worry about falling, there’s nothing wrong with that. Go a little further, grow wings, and learn to fly."
This really hit me right in the feels with its motivating force and warmness. I was surprised at how invested I became in this book since I had no idea what to expect or how I would feel about the unique format. The book consists of a compilation of advice regarding love, money, self-confidence etc. directed at the author's son but it truly applies to everyone in need of a little guidance and/or a warm pat on the back that reassures you, you can do this thing. It's life and it's yours. If you couldn't tell, I'm feeling really motivated right now and I would recommend people to read My Rich Prince to experience this wonderful feeling afterwards.
by booksbykimi (Goodreads)
This is one of those books that you will find difficult to drop once you start reading. You may not agree with everything, but it will challenge your thinking and assumptions about life.It is very easy to read with fantastic illustrations. Distilled from his vast experience, It contains multiple gems of wisdom on how to navigate life successfully.
Dr Okechukwu Michael Mwim had a degree in biochemistry before he studied medicine in Vienna. His journey from Africa to Austria was not the most conventional and this, with his time in Austria, required enormous amount of grit.
He emigrated to the UK after completing his studies, and has since practised medicine. Dr Mwim also engages in various entrepreneurial activities, including investing in (especially healthcare-related) businesses.
He is passionate about educating young people and creating awareness on issues related to growing up generally. These are the sort of matters addressed in his very well received book, My Rich Prince: notes for my son which is a collection of notes he put together for his son, based on his varied life experiences. He could be contacted to speak publicly on such issues.