My name is Peterson Ojieson. I am a Father, Husband and a budding writer and i am a Nigerian. I am the Author of the book Finding Europe through Africa's Deserts and Seas (The Perils,Triumphs and Karma). A true life story based on my sojourn to Europe as a young man through the Sahara desert and the Mediterranean Sea.
My book talks about the the perilous journey, my triumphs on how i finally made it across the Mediterranean into Europe and afterwards got entangled in the criminal underworld in a bid to get rich-quick and the Karma that followed.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing just under 2 months ago.I actually got into writing as a result of an innocent comment i had made on an online forum to a question. The quest for people to know more about the comment i had made, led to calls and promptings for me to go into writing and here we are.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind my present book is about how, as a 21 year old from Nigeria-Africa, and from a struggling family, i had taken the initiative to get myself over to Europe and subsequently help my family out from the throes of poverty.However, since i hadn't the resources or wherewithal to actualize my Migration dreams,i decided to make it on foot, through the deadly deserts and seas of Africa. My book tells about how i made it into Europe finally, after so much misfortunes and perils and how the need for quick money to bail my family out of the shackles of poverty led me into the criminal underworld. In the book,you'll find the perils,triumphs and karma of my journey.
With the political and economical quagmire the West African country of Nigeria had been plunged into in 1999 with the new democratic dispensation,Peterson tells the story of how he, as a 20 year old and a high school drop out, had gotten fed up with the economic situation in his home country and as a result, had decided to migrate to Europe in search of