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1. Struggles of a Dreamer: The Battle between a Dream and Tradition

1. Struggles of a Dreamer: The Battle between a Dream and Tradition


Who will triumph, an ancient tradition or a dream?

In Struggles of a Dreamer: The Battle between a Dream and Tradition, the stories of Tunde, a beggar on the streets of New York City, and Toku’te, the son of a farmer in a faraway land, are woven together in charming tale full of intriguing characters and adventure. You will encounter the struggles of a dreamer as he faces the challenges of the limiting boundaries of his tradition. You will laugh, cry, experience romance, be frightened, and be held in suspense as you find out how Toku’te manages to remain afloat in a world that requires everyone to fit the same mold.

This book reads like Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist.

Whether you are an entrepreneur, millennial, dadpreneur, mompreneur, grandma, grandpa, university student, high-school student or just someone looking for down-to-earth motivational - inspirational novel to enjoy, Struggles of a Dreamer is for You. 

This is a great book to read if you want to be fearlessly motivated and inspired to take charge of your OWN life.

Here is what readers are saying about the novel...

"Some of his writing reminds me of Og Mandino's writing in The Greatest Salesman In The World.. Og was a close friend of mine and I am certain he would have enjoyed Yahaya's style... Struggles of a Dreamer is a novel but very Inspirational."                                                -Bob Proctor, International Bestselling Author & the Star of The Secret


"I really enjoyed reading this book! Yahaya Baruwa is an amazing storyteller, and I found his writing style to be fascinating and gripping.....I learned some very important life lessons while following the many stories of the characters in this novel; I would highly recommend to anyone who is in a place of change in their lives that they read this book and take its lessons to heart!"                                   -Althea Ferguson, fan review on


“I love this book and enjoyed it so much , its one of the feel good book that motivate and inspire people to follow your heart and achieve yore dreams and goals…”                                                      -Srdjan Jovanovic, fan review on


Great book about the struggles that those who seek success and those who go out on their own to follow their dreams. The safety net of tradition may seem like the easy way out. I have always felt we all have a path in life, sometimes following in our fathers foot steps is the right path, some traditions need to be carried on. Some people have a spark, an idea, a dream of another path in life. It's not so much rebellion, as a call to independence, to make your way.                                    

-Beth Sammons, fan review on


The author of this book was standing at the front of Chapters Bookstore one day trying to sell his book. I decided this young author should be given a chance and so I purchased his book. Surprisingly I quite enjoyed it and look forward to his followup.                                                          

-Michelle, fan review on


Struggles of a dreamer is very motivating, educational and interesting story. It is different from other books, and I think it has value, which isn't so often to see nowadays. It has really good advices, all of them told through story, I think that's an interesting idea. It is wonderful that one young man has such story to give us. :) …”                                                                                        

-Tijana, fan review on


Interesting novel and it inspiring and motivation to the reader. The story about the real meaning of life and the obstacles that we need to be faced in pursuit of a dream. Include the principles practiced by successful people so that we can follow and be successful like them. Think Big. Everything Has Endless Possibilities.                                                                                               

-Deanna Muhamad Zin, fan review on


I bought this book at Chapters, author was there. It was an easy read, the only thing that was a bit repetitive is that it was a story in a story in a story! But a good lesson behind, and a well written book!                                                                                                                                                    -Sophie, fan review on


An interesting read. A little repetitious but was in keeping with the nationality of the characters. Some of the concepts were not new to me but i was underlining all sorts of comments and passages for re=reading. This book will keep me thinking for a while, analyzing where I am going next as I retire in a month. This would be an excellent book for teenagers and people just starting out in the work force. work not being a concept that many of the people understand anymore. I was lucky enough to meet the author at the book store. I like the way he thinks."                                                                                               

-Debi Robertson, fan review on


“I met Yahaya Baruwa at a bookstore in Oshawa. He was promoting Struggles of a Dreamer: The Battle Between a Dream and a Tradition and it sounded very interesting...I have finished reading Struggles of a Dreamer, I must say that it was highly enjoyable and I also think it was unique in that the characters were realistic so that you wanted to know what would happen to them. This is something I find to be quite rare.                                                                                                         

-Jessica Walters, fan review on




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