It is notoriously difficult to write interestingly about work – especially the work that most people do sitting in front of their computer screens all day – or in Nyla’s case, all night. Most authors avoid it. But Nyla has managed to do this magnificently – her account is gripping and thoroughly readable. She cleverly weaves her own experience with reflections on the anthropological and political implications of the work she is doing. The book is thoroughly topical and yet another reminder of why our economic and banking system needs to change radically to incorporate the values of justice and respect for human beings that our politicians claim to care about so much – at the same time as they are hobnobbing with the banks. Nyla’s entertaining and original voice takes us into a world most of us know nothing about and enables us to feel what it would be like to be there. I can’t wait to read the next book.
‘I live in a hostile environment’. Over the last year, many EU citizens in the UK have said that. So many times. Harassment? Bullying? Legal uncertainty? Lack of empathy? Being made into the ‘other’, being publicly vilified, demonized? Encountering obstacle after obstacle, so that life becomes a misery? Like many other EU citizens, I have […] Continue reading
Here are the first few pictures from Nyla’s reading of ‘Slaughterhouse Morning’ at Waterstones Covent Garden on Friday 3 March. Wonderful audience, standing room only for quite a few! Most exciting image: people picking up my book, rapt and immersed. Reading it, buying it. Wow! Continue reading
Nyla Nox will be reading from her first chapter of ‘Slaugtherhouse Morning’. You will be the very first to hear it before the book comes out later in March! Link to the website Continue reading
“Part satire, part thriller and part exposé, this book explores the dark corporate underbelly of the banking world and of those who are stuck working in it.” “Nox has a clear, honest writing style and has unique and refreshing ways of describing people and their relationships. ” “This was an interesting book that gave a lot […] Continue reading
“I really liked the character Nyla.” ” I also learned a lot about finance and banks in this book. I love books like this, when the author is writing about an industry, and writes it so well that we actually learn something.” “The writing style (like I mentioned above), is very unique. It took me a while to […] Continue reading