Sunday, October 2, 2011
My memoir, In Pursuit of my Python Trial is currently epublished on amazon kindle. It is about my curving life experiences in the two cultures that Ihave lived--Cameroon and the United States. I am a naturalized American Citizen from Cameroon and have lived in the United States close to half a century.
There is a growing fascination today among American readership with
stories of an international nature: as the global community becomes more
even intertwined, Americans are beginning to feel the impact of people’s
struggles in lands that no longer seem so distant and foreign more than
ever before. A vision of America through the eyes of other countries has
become a point of special interest and much sought after insight.
In Pursuit of My Python Trail, explores my conflicting experiences as an African immigrant from a small village in Cameroon, shining truth onto the enigma that surrounds Africa and America’s coexistence.
This story is not one of contempt for Africa, or complete adoration for
America, or vice versa. It is rather a unique culmination of the two,
from the perspective of a man who has found in America both the
opportunity to make a life he would never otherwise have, and the pain of
not being able to bring this to his entire family, left behind in
poverty-stricken Cameroon. Through the telling of his story, I do
not seek to make a clean cut distinction between the two contrasting
worlds of Cameroon and America. Weaving the Cameroon legend of the Python
Trail into the story as a metaphor for my perseverance in reaching
America, I hopes to lay down a path connecting the two
countries. My “Python Trail” is telling of a deep seated belief that
these two cultures, though set so apart by geography and wealth,
represent people who have the same human desires to love and work and
support a family, who essentially dream the same dreams of making it to a
place someday where this can become a reality.