Francis Duworko Recounts Growing Up in War-town Liberia in New Book ‘To Live and to Tell’

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Author shares experiences of fighting as child soldier

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Never let anyone suffer the things you suffered; if you can help them improve the situation.

In his new nonfiction that’s part self-help guide, part memoir, “To Live and to Tell: Child Soldier Survival: Redemption of a Liberian Child Soldier” (published by iUniverse), author Francis Duworko recounts a life of challenges and triumphs and discusses the process of taking action toward reaching one’s goals.

Duworko is hopeful that, by sharing his story, he will inspire others to reach for their dreams. The hardships he overcame to become a successful family man and member of society are intense and difficult, and he writes with candid detail about the process of fighting in Liberia as a child soldier.

An excerpt from “To Live and to Tell”:

“Never let anyone suffer the things you suffered; if you can help them improve the situation. Don’t live in yesterday’s pains, frustrations, hurts and stress. Yesterday is gone. Don’t sit either to wait for tomorrow because tomorrow may never come. That leaves us with today, today is a gift that’s why it’s called PRESENT. We have only today to work with, if we want a better tomorrow, we need to start working on it today.”

“To Live and to Tell”
By Francis Duworko
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 136 pages | ISBN 9781475957907 |
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 136 pages | ISBN 9781475957891 |
E-Book | 136 pages | ISBN 9781475957914 |
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Francis Duworko a native of Monrovia, Liberia, was abducted at age 11 and forced to become a child soldier. He fought for the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy, a rebel group in Liberia, before escaping to neighboring Guinea. He became a leader in the Kountaya refugee camp, helping to identify victims of war. Duworko immigrated to Canada in 2005 and has founded three organizations to help children of war. He lives in Calgary, Canada, with his wife and two daughters.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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