Bertin Mangongo debuts as a published author with the release of ‘This Thing Called Life, Do we learn as we go?’

Bertin Mangongo debuts as a published author with the release of ‘This Thing Called Life, Do we learn as we go?’

First-time author Bertin Mangongo invites readers to join him as he talks about his homeland, youth and experiences in “This Thing Called Life, Do We Learn As We Go?” (published by Balboa Press).

“Combining these three images of Africa’s struggles, the USA my country and my own family struggles and challenges, I came up with the concept ‘That thing called life’ to illustrate the senseless of life in many circumstances of our journey in the earth from one generation to another. Do we really learn as we go?” the author states.

This book takes a deep analysis of Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo’s struggles to find a way out, and the challenges that Mangongo’s family faced in their early years in the United States. It touches on the challenges that parents are facing raising kids (teenagers) in America. It also explores the pain, confusion and disillusion of the alternative facts era which promotes lies and misogyny in social media. Finally, the book paints the struggles and challenges as inherent to human life.

With the publication of “This Thing Called Life, Do we learn as we go?” the author hopes to remind readers that life is not a straight line. The most important thing is to learn from one’s mistakes, get back up, work hard and keep the hope alive. “There is always a light at the end of each tunnel…” Mangongo adds.

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“This Thing Called Life, Do we learn as we go?”
By Bertin Mangongo
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 64 pages | ISBN 9781982270667
E-Book | 64 pages | ISBN 9781982270650
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Bertin Mangongo has in-depth knowledge of African, Europe politics and cultures. He can speak fluent French and English as well as two African languages (Swahili and Lingala). Because of his commitment to serve, Mangongo was involved in many community activities in Charlotte including: The Congolese Community of Charlotte where I served as president (3000 families for four years), Harvest Center, Crisis Ministry, Catholic Charities, and the City of Charlotte Mayor’s International Cabinet. He is currently the executive director of Kuby Services LLC and a professional consultant for New Markets Development and Products Diversification Strategies Planning & Implementation. He worked for about 10 years in corporate America. He had done all this while successively obtaining a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, completing his Master of Business Administration at Queens University of Charlotte, and pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration degree from Gardner-Webb University.

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