Growing Up in Africa: The True Life Story of an African Child Who Made It Through Against All Odds

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Growing Up In Africa is about a true life story of a unique African child worthy of emulation. He was born to poor, ignorant, and uneducated parents. A child who missed his death at seven months old had a philosophy, by age six, that children's only duties were to eat and to go to school. With this perception he developed a "don't quit" attitude and decided that by hook or by crook he would go to school until he was an adult and old enough to work.
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Overview

Growing Up In Africa is about a true life story of a unique African child worthy of emulation. He was born to poor, ignorant, and uneducated parents. A child who missed his death at seven months old had a philosophy, by age six, that children's only duties were to eat and to go to school. With this perception he developed a "don't quit" attitude and decided that by hook or by crook he would go to school until he was an adult and old enough to work.
At a certain point of his life, the situation became very unbearable when he, at age ten, had to take care of his younger siblings like he was their parent: They were abandoned by their real parents who were most of the time at far away village working on their farms.
In many times they went to school on empty stomachs. Sometimes they were sent home because they looked weak and sick. He later discovered chewing palm nuts to alleviate their hunger: It helped a little. Despite the many hindrances, he persevered and succeeded going through his education; his siblings could not make it but dropped out of school no matter how much he inspired them.
The hectic conditions he successfully went through makes him very unique because majority of the children, if not all, who faced similar conditions left school to join their parents at the villages, putting themselves into the rank and file group. Read his many wonderful and emotional stories from his book, Growing Up In Africa.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781468047349
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 1/28/2012
  • Pages: 198
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

John Anyang was born in Agogo, Ghana. He and his wife, Margaret, have four children, Joycelyn, Godfred, Elizabeth, and George. John holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He was the CEO of Kwaebibirem Community Bank in Ghana, a position he held until he moved his family to the United States in December, 1999.
He also authored a book entitled, "Our Dying Churches And The Missing Link".
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    A book full of emotional stories of encouragement to every life

    A book full of emotional stories of encouragement to every life stuation. A must read book by all to help us in all our endeavours

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