Adamalui: A Survivor's Journey from Civil Wars in Africa to Life in America

Version: Unabridged
Author: Joseph Kaifala
Narrator: Prentice Onayemi
Genres: History, Biography & Memoir
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: March 2018
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 8 hours
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As a survivor of the devastating civil wars in Sierra Leone and Liberia, Joseph Kaifala recounts the harrowing details af an early life punctuated by unimaginable violence and his journey to survival that eventually led him to the United States. Told with humility and grace, Adamalui is the true story of one man’s unshakable faith, thirst for knowledge, and indomitable will.
Kaifala’s experiences as a child prisoner and refugee are told through a series of flashbacks as he endeavors to attain a visa to attend college in America. His memories of the death and destruction that he and his family witnessed while attempting to avoid the violence rampant in impoverished West Africa are written with amazing clarity by a man on a mission to chart a way forward for himself and the others who would follow in his steps.
Kaifala’s hopes for a brighter future for his home country―a country to which he still returns to assist through charitable causes―are crystalized throughout this prescient, timely, and beautifully-written memoir.

Author Details

Author Details

Kaifala, Joseph

Joseph Ben Kaifala, Esq., is a human-rights activist, a Rastafarian, a votary of ahimsa, and a member of the Washington DC bar, and he speaks six languages. He was born in Sierra Leone and spent his early childhood in Liberia and Guinea. He later moved to Norway where he studied for the international baccalaureate (IB) at the Red Cross Nordic United World College before enrolling at Skidmore College in upstate New York where he majored in international affairs and French and minored in law and society. He holds a Master's degree in international relations from the Maxwell Sc