This Is Africa: A Dream Chaser's Odyssey
The True Tale of 7 Countries, 4 Arrests, 3 Name Changes, 2 Escapes, 1 War, a Terrorist Attack and an Entertainment Pimp. This honest and engaging memoir provides a rare and insightful glimpse into the reality of life in Africa. 'This is Africa' takes the reader on two dream chasing quests, which the author artfully weaves into one uproarious and unforgettable story. More
The True Tale of 7 Countries, 4 Arrests, 3 Name Changes, 2 Escapes, 1 War, a Terrorist Attack and ... an Entertainment Pimp.
For years, the call of Africa has echoed in Dashiel's heart. Finally, he can deny it no longer. He and his wife decide to sell everything, pack up the kids, and follow his dream to Africa. But he realizes that emotionally he wants--no, needs--his father to understand his reasons for leaving. Just as he is about to broach the subject, his father launches into the story of his own dream, as a teenager in Jamaica, of becoming an American. His father's fascinating tale of narrow escapes, love and war, and unwavering trust in the helping hand of the Universe becomes a guiding light for Dashiel on his journey in Africa . . . and in life.
'This is Africa' is an account of these symmetrical quests, sixty years apart, which Dashiel Douglas artfully interweaves into one uproarious, inspiring and unforgettable story. In the spirit of 'The Alchemist', Dashiel not only quells his ever-searching heart--with the help of an assortment of outlandish characters and the side-splitting observations he makes along the way--but also unwittingly discovers the ultimate treasure of any journey.
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