Journey from Africa to America

Journey from Africa to America

by Tata Thaddeus Agwo

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ISBN-13: 9781403376718
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 02/28/2003
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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Journey from Africa to America 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Non-stop interesting story. I enjoyed it a lot. When are we going to get other novels from the author? I am curious and waiting to see!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book exposes the trauma caused to African children growing in broken homes. We tend to neglect the importance of a stable family home for raising our children. I enjoyed the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wasn¿t in Cameroon during the April 4th Coup d¿Etat. From what I learned, it was chaos. Tata makes us relive that moment through his narrative storytelling. Excellent story. Keep it up!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the life of the indigenes. It proves that there is very little we really know about Africa. I expect another novel from Tata dealing exclusively with mystery. Good job!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful novel that reflects the lives of most Africans, especially teenagers. We hope to read more from Tata Thaddeus Agwo.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The continent of Africa still stands in a state of unrest. Centuries of colonization, imperialism and slavery have left the continent hanging on to stability by a thread. Constantly shifting political regimes, tribal conflicts, starvation, drought and high mortality rates keep the area from advancing. In the first book by Tata Thaddeus Agwo, Journey from Africa to America, he addresses the traumatic experience of severed familial bonds and high teenage mortality rates in his homeland of Cameroon. Manga is a teenager growing up after a long separation from his parents since age three. Upon his return, several years later, he is not a 'normal' adolescent. His father soon passes away leaving his mother with the difficult task of caring for six children on her own. However, the behavioral problems Manga exhibits drives his mother to the edge as she realizes she will never be able to raise him properly. Turning to the classroom for help, Manga is sent into a transformation during his teenage years that will render him scarred for the rest of his life. Agwo follows the successes and failures of Manga as he moves from tumultuous Cameroon of the late 1980s to Boston. The social and economic problems he faces in both countries can be 'directly linked to the absence of a paternal bond at an early age,' and it culminates with a chase down the highway involving 20 Massachusetts troopers. A 'high energy thriller,' Journey from Africa to America shows the difficulty faced for indigenous African teenagers to survive under extreme and unusual conditions in Africa and the United States. It¿s the first of a kind novel written from an African perspective. Other books soon to be published by Tata Thaddeus Agwo are the following: 1. Paul Abanda, The Man behind the Mystery, 2. The Graveyard of African Democracy 3. The African Immigrant faces the USA Justice System. All three books are 'narrative nonfiction'.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's a great thriller