The Quest for Greatness - Sampler


This is an inspirational and fascinating fictitious novel that shows that professional sports in United States of America can be a path to economic empowerment. This novel is an indication that sports skills, hard work and good behavior are usually accompanied by a successful outcome.

The Quest For Greatness narrates a story about a man whose parents migrated to United States of America from Africa before he was born. His parents migrated to United States of America in quest of economic emancipation. His parents were college graduates in their country of origin before their migration to United States of America. It was difficult for them to make transition in America due to communication barrier and cultural differences. They came to the realization that United States of America is a conglomeration of people from all over the world with enormous diversity.

They did menial jobs to survive and put food on the table while making a transition in America. It was during this time that the professional basketball star and a politician, Tim was born. His father started teaching him how to play basketball at a young age of five which turned out to be his means of livelihood later in life. He distinguished himself as a skillful basketball player and was drafted by a United States NBA professional basketball franchise and he played for his professional team after graduating from college. He was very talented in playing basketball which resulted in his selection as a player for the United State All Star Basketball Team for several years. He diversified his activities by investing in some businesses. He became a rare gem of business colossus. He also excelled in politics as a United States Senator.

He had a successful career as a professional player, an investor and a politician. Tim's diligence, tenacity of purpose and skills propelled him to greater heights. He was a benevolent and generous person. He helped the poor and the needy tremendously.

This is an awesome and fascinating novel which you will find difficult to put down once you start reading.

Valentine C. Okonkwo

He climbed many palm trees daily to extract palm wine which he

sold at a market. Due to lack of technology at that time, he used

strings of ropes he put together to climb the palm trees. He was

very creative in doing what he had to do to survive.

He hunted for deers. He sold some of the deers at a local

market and took the rest home to be used in cooking foods for his


He had three wives with several children. Tim 's grandparents

knew the value of education and encouraged their children to

attend schools. They believed that knowledge is power and

encouraged them to study hard. They had a strong desire to see

their children do better than them.

Tim's father, Shawn studied Accountancy at a University in

his country and graduated with honors. There was massive

unemployment in his country during the time of his graduation,

so he was unable to be employed as an Accountant for seven

months. Eventually he got a job at his State Department of

Commerce as an accountant, but his monthly salary was not

reasonable and there were no incentives to boost his morale.

He resolved to travel to the United States of America if the

opportunity arose.

Tim's parents, Shawn and Destiny were high school

sweethearts. Their friendship began when they were senior

students in high school. Both were eighteen years old at the time.

Destiny studied Sociology at a University in her country and

obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. She got an admission

for an advanced study in Sociology at the time of her graduation.

She was awarded a Master’s degree in her field of specialization

at the completion of her academic program.

She got an employment in her State Department of Social


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