FROM POVERTY TO WEALTH, FROM AFRICA TO AMERICA, AND FROM CHILD SOLDIER TO U.S. MARINE
Born into the Congolese wilderness, Tchicaya Missamou became a child soldier at age 11. As a horrific civil war loomed across his country, Tchicaya began using his militia connections to ferry jewels, cash, computers, and white diplomats out of the country. By 17, he was rich. By 18, he was a hunted man, his house destroyed, his family brutalized in front of him by his own militia. By 19, he'd left behind everything he'd ever known, escaping to Europe and, eventually, to America.
Incredibly, that was only the start of his journey.
In the Shadow of Freedom is the uplifting story of one man's quest to achieve the American Dream. Tchicaya Missamou's life is a shining example of why America is a gift that should not be taken for granted, and why we are limited only by the breadth of our imagination and the strength of our will.
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1 . An Amazing story and Man
Posted August 06, 2010 by Kathy , Santa BarbaraI just got home from meeting this man, he is amazing. You feel his power and strength . He spoke to a group of people who are trying to lose weight. He has an unbelievable story to tell about his life that I just got home and wanted to download my copy. I asked someone what do you get out of this book except hearing his story. She said, “It is just an inspiring story, if he can overcome so much you know that you can too. Whether you want to lose weight, get over your lives problem, or just improve yourself. After reading this story you know that you can.”
August 03, 2010
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