Could Africa Be The Toughest Continent In The World?

LIES 3Told over and over again are also called the media.

Journalism is the activity of news gathering, assessing, creating, and presenting the information to the general public. That’s the simplest way I can define this profession. But there is more involved in this profession. They are dishonesty, hypocrisy and blatant lies, which have caused lost of trust of viewers and readers.

The European and American media will let you understand that Africa is the most dangerous continent in the world, yet violence and the high rate of  crime in America exceed the crime rate in Africa. How many Africans keep pistol or guns in their homes, like Americans? Africa needs an answer.

The Western and America media will let you understand that Africa is a continent that lacks education, affected by corruption, poverty and plagued by diseases, such as malaria, Ebola, Aids, Lassa fever and other deadly diseases. But the teenage pregnancy threatening Europe, especially Britain alone, is overwhelming. Thus, if lack of education is one of the causes of teenage pregnancy, then are African teenagers more intelligent than British teenagers?

SLAVERY AND MEDICAL CRIMES

Throughout Europe and America, the only definition a child knows about Africa is: ‘A poor continent.’ But for ages, there is no European and American journalist intelligent enough to ask: How are we going to cope up, handle or survive, if the calamities which had fallen on Africa in the past and present fall on us? In this way we need to learn from Africa how we can survive in times of adversity. Americans were scared to death when a Liberian was diagnosed with Ebola on American soil, while Africa is painstakingly dealing with this medical crime in West Africa with courage.

The Africa continent has suffered slavery and all kinds of terrorism and persecutions during the colonial era, shaping the pattern of  lives of its citizens, both psychologically and physically, making Africans one of the strongest and toughest creatures living on the planet today. On National Geography are documentary films showing how to survive when lost in the desert and mountains, but Africans already live on the desert and in mountains.

In some villages in Africa, many haven’t seen electricity before, yet they are happy and each day, they follow their normal activities. Which European or American can live a normal life without electricity in his or her entire life? Endurance, pain and experience have structured the African continent in a way that they could stand the hardest conditions. This is the reason Africa is still standing on its feet despite every evil thing they’ve experienced in the hands of Europeans and Americans.

Europe and America knew long time ago, the incredible strength of Africa, but they are scared and find it embarrassing and a sort of disgrace to learn how Africans survive on that harsh continent. Instead they planned to cause confusion, depopulate and destroy the continent to make its citizens unhealthy.

SUICIDE RATE IN EUROPE AND AMERICA

Despite all the problems that Africans face daily, only few commit suicide. This should be something to inspire Europe and America to find out: How and why only few people take their lives in Africa, so that we could learn something from them? Europe and America politicians and the media will never do that, instead they always try to find a way to inflict pain and destruction against Africans.

Below is the ‘World Suicide Rate’ per country published by The Washington Post. 

Suicide rates per 100,000 people
Austria 13.8
Belgium 18.4
Britain 6
Canada 10.2
Czech Republic 12.7
Denmark 11.3
Finland 16.5
France 14.6
Germany 10.3
Greece 2.9
Hungary 21.0
Iceland 10.4
Italy 5.5
Japan 19.4
Luxembourg 9.5
Mexico 4.4
Netherlands 7.9
New Zealand 11.9
Norway 10.9
Poland 13.8
Portugal 8.7
Slovak Republic 10.9
South Korea 24.7
Spain 6.3
Sweden 11.1
United States 10.1
 Notes: Data is for 2005.
Readers you can see that there is no African country mentioned in this suicide list. It is time for the European and America media to respect Africa, and stop underestimating the continent. Africa may not have powerful weapons and ammunition like Europe and America, Africa may be poorer than Europe and America, Africa may have weak and fragile health-care systems, yet Africans are hundred percent physically and psychologically strong than Europeans and Americans. The world should know this, because the bias European and American media won’t tell you.
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POSITIVELY FALSE: Exposing The Myths Around HIV And AIDS

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A Book by Joan Shenton

In the 30 years since ‘HIV’ was announced as the “probable cause” of AIDS we are no closer to a vaccine or cure. Scientists and clinicians who question the widely held belief that ‘HIV’ is the cause of AIDS hold fast to their position that multiple factors can be attributed to the illnesses defined as AIDS which continue to afflict specific communities and risk groups, and that billions of dollars and millions of lives have been wasted over a retrovirus that is either harmless or may not even exist.

This 16th Anniversary Edition of Positively False: Exposing the Myths around HIV and AIDS from award-winning tele-journalist Joan Shenton features the original late 1998 text with updates and contributions from 20 journalists, writers, scientists and clinicians who present critical arguments challenging the current scientific orthodoxy. They include: Henry H. Bauer, Christian Fiala, Neville Hodgkinson, David Crowe, Celia Farber, John Lauritsen and David Rasnick.

Also features the script of the 2014 documentary Positive Hell and renowned molecular biologist and pioneering critic Peter Duesberg et al.’s withdrawn 2009 paper for Medical Hypotheses.

“A gripping, timely, story of investigative journalism with analysis of the flaws in HIV/AIDS theory: that would still be an accurate description of this book, some fifteen years after it was first published.”

Henry H. Bauer, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Science Studies, and Emeritus Dean of Arts and Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).

The Author

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Joan Shenton is an independent tele-journalist whose documentaries include Positively False – Birth of a heresy (which was based on the original edition book of Positively False: Exposing the Myths around HIV and AIDS) and Positive Hell.

She has also produced documentaries on a variety of health issues for mainstream British television, earning Royal Television Society Journalism and British Medical Association awards.

She currently runs the Immunity Resource Foundation (IRF) which catalogues and disseminates alternative ideas on AIDS.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QE80HNW

http://www.positivelyfalsebook.com/#lightbox/1/

WHAT JOURNALISM SKILLS CAN BE USED DIRECTLY IN CONTENT MARKETING?

Journalism 2Original article published in The Authentic Storytelling Project by Christoph Trappe

Some journalism skills can be transferred directly to the content marketing world. Let’s take them one by one.

Meeting deadlines

Journalists are constantly faced with deadlines in a near 24/7 news cycle. A deadline is a deadline. If it’s missed, the TV newscast might be short a story or the newspaper article didn’t get edited. Deadlines mean something and are met. When they aren’t, chances are the journalism career won’t last long. In content marketing, deadlines are also important and when they are met it can set teams apart from those who see deadlines as suggestions.

Continue reading: http://authenticstorytelling.net/what-journalism-skills-can-be-used-directly-in-content-marketing/

J.N.K. Savage:Tracing The Works Of A Great Journalist Behind Computer Age

SAV 6Journalist/Documentary film Producer and Director Justin N.K. Savage and wife Nancy-Elizabeth Savage (Nancy-Elizabeth Hudson) You looking at my mother and father.

Justin Nobleman Kodwo Savage was a professional journalist, documentary film producer and director, born at Cape Coast, in the central region of Ghana in 1932. While in active service, he passed away on January 29, 1976.

At Guinea Press, now ‘The Ghanaian Times’ during the Kwame Nkrumah era, Mr. Savage travelled extensively across the globe, whenever the president leaves the country to participate in world affairs.

At home, Ghanaians were able to receive first-hand information from Mr. Savage, over Nkrumah’s trip overseas, appearing in ‘The Evening News,’ newspaper dominated by party news, CPP, and adulation of Nkrumah.

At Guinea Press, Justin Savage had the opportunity to make further studies in journalism in London, England, but Nkrumah’s interest in communism took him off Ghana soil to many Eastern European countries including Poland, Czechoslovakia etc, and Russia.

In the sixties, the president of the then Czechoslovakia invited African journalists to his country. Justin Savage heads the African journalists from Ghana, but the Ghanaians presence stole the show, because of the native Kente cloth they put on. Kente exposes the rich tradition and culture of Ghana.

Justin Savage filed his press cuts and combined all his publications which appeared in the newspapers as a magazine, naming it “A Mixture Of Periodicals.” These publications later after his death, became my favourite book, assisting me to gain more writing skills when my interest increased to be a writer.

Darkness fell on Ghana when Nkrumah was overthrown-ed on February 24, 1966, in a coup organized by CIA and local collaborators. Chaos and curfews followed amidst jubilation and sadness. Mr. Savage served Guinea press a year more and he resigned.

He followed a course in technology at the Kumasi Science and Technology, where he studied film production. After his course, he entered into Ghana Broadcasting Corporation as ‘Advisor on film for television.’

He excelled in his profession and had promotions. It wasn’t long when Friedrich Ebert Foundation (West German Television Team) established a television project attached to the Broadcasting House in Ghana.

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is a German political foundation named after Friedrich Ebert, Germany’s first democratically elected president. Headquartered in Bonn and Berlin, the foundation contributes to social democracy by means of:

Political education in order to reinforce its fundamental values, research and scientific analysis of central policy areas, various forms of public dialogue in order to pave the way for it, scholarship programs for students and Ph.D. candidates, development cooperation aimed at global justice and building bridges of international cooperation for worldwide democracy.

For efficient service and to be familiar with new developments in television production, Mr. Savage was at West German for an intensive course. He returned to the Broadcasting House and was appointed ‘Documentary Film Producer and Director.

At the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, he made a number of documentary films, especially during the exhibition of Ghana and other African products at both the first and second ‘Ghana International Trade Fair,’ in Accra.

Kodwo, the name his co-workers loved to call him, did a number of documentary films, including ‘Ghana At A Glance, Cocoa In Ghana, Backyard Industries and ‘Furnace in a Village’, produced in 1972. I had the opportunity to play a role in ‘Backyard Industries.’

I grew up to see some of his friends such as Mr. Kofi Badu, the Managing Director of Daily Graphic and Mr. Willie Donkor, the Editor of Weekly Spectator, still in the media. In the early nineties, January, I contacted one of my father’s friends called Mr. Ebo Biney, at the Broadcasting House, requesting if he could telecast one of my father’s film on January 29, for remembrance. It came as a shock to me when I learned that all my father’s films got burnt, following a fire which engulfed Ghana Broadcasting Corporation some time ago.

Since then I have been working very hard to see if I can find any of my father’s work online, despite far behind computer age or advanced modern technology. Like winning a lotto, I discovered two. The first is at the website of Len Pole, a Museum Consultant: “Advisor on a film for television, ‘Furnace in a Village’, produced by Kodwo Savage, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, 1972.” – http://www.lenpole.com/I contacted the museum consultant after the discovery of my father’s work on his website. I was delighted when he told a few years ago ‘Furnace in a village’ was shown at Cannes Film Festival.

Then I had a new break through  when I discovered another work at: Selected Bibliography in Communication – jstor by Graham B. Kerr, under the topic- All African governments are committed to development and most wish to …Journalism Quarterly [forthcoming]. ….. SAVAGEJ.N.K. “Ghana Jugend begeistert.- . “Ghana inspires youth.”

The selected Bibliography in Communication is a book published by the Canadian Association of African Studies. Justin Savage writes:

“We must bridge the gap between leaders and masses, between government and people . . No government tells the people everything, but every government must reach the people so as to tell them what they should be told” – Julius Nyerere

Continue reading: https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/483601.pdf?

The search for my father’s work isn’t yet over. As time goes on when I discover something new, I will keep on updating this article. I hope readers will enjoy reading it and if any reader has any suggestion to improve it, you are always welcome.

The incredible story of this great writer neglected when he was a child is now available at Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Writer-Died-Joel-Savage-ebook/dp/B013L54A7O

The Reason Educational Certificates From Africa Are Given Less Recognition In Europe

EllenSABC board chairman Ellen Tshabalala had a BCom degree from the University of South Africa and a postgraduate degree in Labour Relations, but Unisa denied Tshabalala was awarded a degree. Parliament has instituted proceedings to suspend her with immediate effect over allegations that she lied to the institution about her qualifications. Photograph by: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

If Africa’s development is very slow, doesn’t mean that the continent hasn’t any qualified doctor, engineer, pilot etc. Our educational and professional institutes are filled up with qualified teachers, yet when African comes to Europe with his certificate or diploma, those credentials are given a second look.

An African can’t get a qualified job with his certificate in Belgium, unless he follows a similar education or training of what he studied in Africa, because Belgium is one of the European countries that considers Africa’s educational system very weak and shows much concern to fake certificates circulating in many African countries.

“About 600 from 12,000 graduates from Makerere University, Uganda, didn’t meet minimum requirements,” reports BBC Africa, on February 11, 2015. William Tayeebwa, the head of Makerere’s journalism department, told the BBC that one student had failed an exam with 44%, only to have her mark altered to 71%.

The educational institutions in Europe, including Belgium, make money from foreign students studying in Belgium. African students or individuals who can sponsor their education, can study in any Belgian institution with their credentials from Africa, but can’t work with that credentials in Belgium. An African with a welding certificate can never get employment in Belgium, until he undergoes another training as a welder for a recognized welder’s certificate.

Imagine if ‘The Mail & Guardian’ newspaper could publish an article, “Why do South African children perform worse than those in poorer countries”then what will Europeans think about Africa’s education? How do we expect Europeans to view our certificates and diplomas, when foreign embassies in Africa, especially in Nigeria, in the past have detected false credentials in visa applications?

Investigation reveals that it is very easy to purchase any professional certificate or diploma you are looking for on the streets in Africa.

The writer’s opinion and conclusion

In my native country, there is a proverb which says “If you wash your hands well, you will end up eating on the same dining table with the king.” Whatever article I write, whether it is problems Africans are facing in Europe or crimes involved, shouldn’t be taken as a disgrace to Africans or I’m washing dirty linen of Africans in public. It’s for our own good. If no one writes about them, how would Africans know?

These are some of the reasons, I don’t feel bad over negative comments some readers make against me. Once you are prepared to write, you must be prepared as well to take every ‘Delicious and distasteful comments.’ That’s what keeps me strong. Using fake certificates in looking for jobs, is a universal problem, taking place also in many advanced countries, but it is a problem which has overflow its banks in Third World Countries, especially in Africa and Asia.

This a problem African governments need to tackle, to lift up the image of Africa, which is still recovering from all kinds of diseases, including underestimation and discrimination.

Gallery: People who’ve been found out to have fake qualifications.

http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/2014/09/17/gallery-people-who-ve-been-found-out-to-have-fake-qualifications

Be Strong Professor Johan Van Dongen: A Scientist’s Ordeal After Revealing Aids And Ebola Are Medical Crimes

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“A lot has happened but I am safe for now, for no reasons I have been removed from LinkedIN social platform, losing almost all my contacts which I have build up in no time,” said Professor Johan Van Dongen, after I managed to get him in Holland.

This is the punishment meted out to the Dutch professor, Johan Van Dongen, formally at Microsurgical Educational Institute in Holland, for revealing to the world that the Ebola virus is human made and tested on black skinned people in Uganda and Zaire in Africa, in order to find vaccines against it for military defending purposes.

It will be recalled that on October 10, 2014, Diplomatic Aspects Newspaper’s journalist, Joel Savage, published the theory about the origin of Ebola in Africa, by Professor Johan Van Dongen, which research dates back as far as 1972. The professor wouldn’t like to tell me those against him for speaking the truth, but we all know. Without his knowledge I decided to publish this article. This is the kind of world we live in, world that one instantly becomes an enemy for speaking the truth.

In that publication, the Dutch Micro-Surgeon, Johan Van Dongen challenged Belgium’s professor Van der Groen’s over his claims that Ebola was invented in the 1960’s in Fort Detrick. How did he know that? Dongen asked. Was it because he knew Marburg virus experiments have been carried out in the former Belgian Congo, now Zaire, in Africa?

“ Vaccines which have been made by American, English, German and French scientists within the Yellow Fever Research Institute in Uganda, funded by the English Government and the Rockefeller Foundation, where also the with Marburg virus contaminated green monkeys came from” He added.

“I can’t live with this crime for the rest of my life. I’ve lost my job, my house and they stopped selling my book four years ago. The only thing I have strongly behind me is my wife,” says Professor Dongen. One thing people who like to cover up scandals and truth have failed to realize is, “It’s not everyone who is ready to join them in living that life of dishonesty and lies. Whatever a man sows that’s what he shall reap. I consider Professor Johan Van Dongen a hero.

I don’t think those making his life miserable for speaking the truth are genuine people. They are people far from God and truth, the reason they promote evil in the society. Good people don’t punish people for speaking the truth. That’s the same experience I am facing ever since I came to Belgium fourteen years ago, because I don’t praise their chocolate and waffles, instead, I speak about the heinous crime committed in Africa; crimes which they have praised, applauded by building statues, naming streets after the criminal King Leopold II, and the cowardly acts of most of their journalists that twist facts and cover up the truth.

For the benefit of building a healthy nation and for the sake of our children in the future, every faithful person on earth, should stand firm and support Professor Johan Van Dongen. As for me, if I die today, I will be happy to go down happily in my grave, because I’ve made them uncomfortable, by changing the landscape of journalism in Europe. They have secretly banned all my books in Belgium, but they can’t touch my soul, because that belongs to God.

NB. BELOW IS THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE WHICH HAS BEEN TAKEN AWAY FROM THE WEB WITHOUT ANY TRACE; AFTER PUBLICATION AT DIPLOMATIC ASPECTS NEWSPAPER.

Professor Johan Van Dongen’s Authentic Theory On The Origin Of The Deadly Ebola Virus

“The virus is human made and tested on black skinned people in Uganda and Zaire in Africa, in order to find vaccines against it for military defending purposes.”-Professor Johan Van Dongen.

Whenever there is epidemic or research on the origin of something, scientists come out with different theories that many aren’t accurate. We must ask ourselves, why is Darwin’s theory about human evolution now sits in a center of controversy? Today there are scientific facts proving Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution is far from the truth.

Since the outbreak of the deadly Ebola this year in Liberia, Sierra Leone and the Republic of Guinea, in West Africa, various inconsistent theories over the origin of the deadly virus are appearing in the newspaper daily. Holland’s professor Johan Van Dongen of Microsurgical Educational Institute in Holland shares his theories about the origin of Aids and Ebola, which his initial research began in 1972.

“How did the Soviets manage to get the Marburg virus only a few months after the outbreak in Marburg during the Cold War and lying behind the Iron Curtain? And how could there be an Ebola outbreak in Belgrade, also lying behind the Iron Curtain, at the same time happening in Marburg? “Asked Johan Van Dongen, the former Dutch Bio-technician, Micro/surgeon and coordinator of the National and International Experimental Course in Microsurgery and the author of ‘Pleidooi voor de Aap’-The truth behind Aids and other virus infections.

According to him, there are other strange data about the investigation of Ebola as a biological weapon in the United States. Because the American biological warfare effort was terminated only 2 years after the first Marburg outbreak which means they stopped in 1969. Since the discovery of MARV on the 22th August 1967 the virus is first identified on 20th November of the same year, three months after the outbreak had begun.

The successful isolation of the virus were first reported to the scientific community at the Fourth Congreso Latinamericano de Microbiologia in Lima, Peru on the 26th of November 1967, six days after the identification, So if Ebola came from laboratories of the US Army then, what is the connection of the presence of US Army and World Health Organization WHO and the Centers for Disease Control CDC facilities in the Philippines?

How is it possible that people from the World Health Organization examined Ebola contaminated pigs and a worker in a pig farm in Bulacan, before the outbreak in Reston in 1976? It is only the WHO and some elements of the US Army in the Philippines that have the capability to transport, spread and identify the Marburg virus in the early sixties. So who carried out the transport throughout the United States in the sixties? Asked Dongen.

The Dutch Micro-Surgeon challenges the Belgium’s professor Van der Groen’s claims that Ebola was invented in the 1960’s in Fort Detrick. How did he know that? Dongen asks. Was it because he knew Marburg virus experiments have been carried out in the former Belgian Congo, now Zaire, in Africa? Vaccines which have been made by American, English, German and French scientists within the Yellow Fever Research Institute in Uganda, funded by the English Government and the Rockefeller Foundation, where also the with Marburg virus contaminated green monkeys came from?

How is it possible that, following after the Fourth Congreso Latinamericano de Microbiologia in Lima, Peru on the 26th of November 1967, an article in German language could be published in; Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift on 22 December 1967? And one of the least but not the least question is: If Ebola came from laboratories of the US Army then; what is the connection of the presence of the US Army, the World Health Organization WHO and the Centers for Disease Control CDC in Ebola facilities in the Philippines in the sixties and seventies?

Firstly, as the Marburg virus before the outbreak in 1967 has not existed then, how is it possible that worldwide everybody works with the Marburg virus without Leve1-4 laboratories, and secondly how could they act without legal permission or official guidelines as I stated: It is noteworthy to remember the signing of the Geneva accord by Nixon in 1970?

Conclusion:
According to all the aforementioned tracks, namely; involvement of national military, medical and pharmacological institutes, track of the green monkeys, the outbreak of MARV in 1967, its discovery, its detection and isolation as well as to publish about the virus at the Fourth Congreso Latinamericano de Microbiologia in Lima, Peru on the 26th of November 1967, only six days after the identification, then it is almost impossible that all those things happened within such a short notice of time.

In fact it is not possible and I think not even one single black skinned person in the most isolated part of Africa does believe that. Whatever the Marburg or Ebola virus may be it must be created long before its first outbreak in 1967. The virus is human made and tested on black skinned people in Uganda and Zaire in Africa in order to find vaccines against it for military defending purposes.

Biography

Professor Johan Van Dongen is a Dutch Micro-Surgeon at Micro-Surgical Educational Institute. From 1989 to 1997, he served at Maastrcht, Holland, writing and publishing of the “Manual of Microsurgery on the Laboratory Rat,” as a senior lecturer and co-organizer of the course of micro-surgery.

Besides this function he worked especially on the development of Alternatives in Animal Surgery in order to diminish the use of animals. Therefore he developed the “Anastomosis Simulator” and the “Artificial Rat” (Kunstrat) For these inventions in the field of Alternatives in Animal Experiments he received the “Price Alternatives for Animal Experiments” from the “Ministry of Health” of the Dutch Government at the Annual Congress of Animal Technicians

Under his administration at the Departments of General Surgery and Immunology, Johan Van Dongen at the Maastricht University As an all round experimental microsurgeon Johan van Dongen carried out thousands of heart-, kidney-, liver-, small bowell and Islets of Langerhans transplantation, as well as vessel-, nerves-, testes-, stomach- and spleen transplantation for immunological investigation of rejection. Furthermore he developed tissue suspensions and vaccines in order to manipulate the immunity of animals.

In 1977 He presented a new cardiac transplantation model, the so called “Extra Corporeal Cardiac Transplantation Technique”, in order to manipulate the graft extensively because of the subcutaneous position, at the Transplantation Society Meeting Helsinsinki Finland. At the same congress he also presented a new Cardiac Transplant Technique with Portal Venous Outlet and Local Per-fusion.

From October 1981 till May 1983 he organizes a National Courses in Microsurgery at the Department of Experimental Microsurgery at the Bio-medical Center Medical Faculty Maastricht the Netherlands. During the above mentioned period he also organizes Courses in Microsurgery at the Universities of: Stuttgart, Heidelberg and Mannheim Germany, University of Aarhus Denmark as well as the University of Mexico City Mexico.

Furthermore, Johan van Dongen gives technical assistance in the completion of sixty three Theses in the field of Immunology, Anatomy,Surgery,Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pathology, Physiology and Animal Technology. Professor Johan Van Dongen is the author of “Aids de grootste misdaad in de medische geschiedenis”. (Aids the Greatest Crime in Medical History) “Pleidooi voor de aap”. (Pleaded for the Ape) and Manual of Microsurgery on the Laboratory Rat.

http://www.shout-africa.com/bottom-story/opinion-origins-of-aids-a-new-view-on-the-origin-of-the-world-wide-aids-problem

Photo: Johan Van Dongen, the Dutch Micro/surgeon and coordinator of the National and International Experimental Course in Microsurgery.

http://www.amazon.com/Greatest-Medical-History-Against-Mankind-ebook/dp/B016W89W1G

Overseas Chronicle-The Rome & Amsterdam Experience: One Man’s Encounter as an Illegal Immigrant

 

The struggle of an illegal immigrant in Europe

Author Joel Savage explores the struggles of being an illegal immigrant in Europe in his book, Overseas Chronicle: The Rome and Amsterdam Experience. In his third memoir, Savage documents his travels from Rome to Amsterdam.

Author Joel Savage explores the struggles of being an illegal immigrant in Europe in his book, Overseas Chronicle: The Rome and Amsterdam Experience. In his third memoir, Savage documents his travels from Rome to Amsterdam.

Surviving encounters with the Mafia and sleeping in abandoned factories, including Pantanella, and the central train station in Rome, Savage decided to move camp to Amsterdam, hoping for a better life. Instead, he realized the hard immigration policies and liberal abuse of drugs and alcohol  had taken a toll on the immigrants in Amsterdam and he wanted no part of it.

Hoping to obtain documentation to rid him of his immigrant status, Savage ended up in many difficult situations, one of which included being arrested and put behind bars. In this passionately written book, the reader gains insight into the pain and agony of being an outsider stuck in a foreign country when all one wants is to be a part of it. Joel Savage’s novel is a must‐read for those hungry for a cultural experience.

Savage was born in Ghana before becoming a citizen of Sierra Leone. His father influenced him at an early age to pursue journalism, and since then he has written for numerous newspapers in Ghana and Belgium.

He currently lives in Belgium with his wife and three children. He freelances for newspapers, magazines, and television and is a member of the Flemish Journalism Association in Belgium.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B013SLNWFC

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