You are reading this brief disclosure because of your interests in refugees and displaced persons. No one wants to be a refugee! It is a very painful life mostly fill with lots of sufferings. So, we should continue to embrace those who are refugees and other displaced population not because we feel sorry for them, but because they are humans like ourselves with emotions, hearts, souls and spirits, desires of belonging and to call a place “home.” Thus, we should continue to give our best to those in need, because the moment we stop doing that we miss the meaning of humanity. It is our responsibility (believe it or not) to take care of each other in times of needs, wars and conflicts.
It is my desire and goal to keep creating awareness and education of refugees’ issues globally, but local first. In this process, it takes me great pleasure to announce today that I am almost done with the manuscript of a book based on my experiences as a refugee and those of my siblings as I reflect and recapture the many episodes of escapes from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Ivory Coast and eventually settling in the United States.
I have tried on several occasions to avoid reflecting on my experiences and those of my siblings as we escaped together, but the desire to narrate this story with the goal of helping others learn from what we went through to help with their own stories of whatever they are going through in their own lives continue to upset me why I have delay this for so long. I started writing few months ago, sometimes staying up too late to make sure that this book is ready to come out in later part of 2017.
It is with great pleasure that I would like to announced that the table of contents, which I think best described every segment of the text is now out published here. I hope in the next few months that the remaining chapters can be completed and release to potential individuals who have contacted me with interest to help proof read the initial manuscript.
If you are interested to be one of the reviewers (which is voluntary by the way), please feel free to contact me and I will include you on my send list when the final manuscript is ready for reviewers to read and make their comments. All reviewers’ contribution to the final text will be duly acknowledged.
The Indispensable Escapes: The Experiences of a Refugee
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Prior to the War: The Days Before Christmas
Chapter 3. 1st Escape: The Beginning of Life on the Run
Chapter 4. The Flight from Cape Palmas, Maryland
Chapter 5. Life at 5th Street Sinkor, Monrovia
Chapter 6. 2nd Escape: Monrovia – The Ball of Fire
Chapter 7. 3rd Escape: Providence & the Ghost of Bodies
Chapter 8. 4th Escape: The Thousands Unforgotten Steps
Chapter 9. Bomi Hills: Life in a Rebel-held Zone
Chapter 10. 5th Escape: Almost Dead at Midnight
Chapter 11. 6th Escape: The Bravery of a Sister
Chapter 12. 7th Escape: Exit from Bo to Kenema, Sierra Leone
Chapter 13. 8th Escape: The Frozen Exit from Sierra Leone
Chapter 14. The Tai Massacre: Neighbor Became Executional
Chapter 15. 9th Escape: The Light of Ghana
Chapter 16. Life at the Buduburam Refugee Camp in Ghana
Chapter 17. Resettlement to the United States of America