Achu (RifleX) Ebong Mba is a musical artist, host of the acclaimed Stuck in The Middle podcast, and author of the new best-selling novel No Such Thing As Halfway. With over a decade studying and writing literature for published blogs, RifleX has a uniquely powerful voice that shines through in his book on love, tribalism, and the importance we place on family traditions. He has a Bachelors of Arts in Communications and Masters of Science in Cyber Security degree from the University of Maryland and is a proud member of the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society. RifleX lives and works mostly out of his home in Laurel, Maryland and dreams of a time when he can spend his summers in Cameroon.
His new celebrated and indelible debut novel, ‘No Such Thing As Halfway’, gives voice to both young men and young ladies as they tell the story of their long-distance romance and the forces that threaten to tear it apart. Demi and Yonas have been dating for almost six years since they met on social media. Though their families expect them to only take spouses from their respective tribes and/or country, Demi and Yonas promise each other to fight the traditions and break the mold. Eight years into their long-distance romance, after wearying and extensive battles with both Demi’s family and Yonas family, their future is endangered when Yonas bails out of their pact, cascading their relationship into demise. Depleted, contrite, and filled with regret, Yonas knows the only way to save their relationship and keep his promise to Demi is to go back for his beloved. But is he too late?
An exhilarating novel of immeasurable emotional power, No Such Thing As Halfway asks how much we are willing to sacrifice for the sake of love or for the sake of the family.