Grenadian Experience Shines Like a Caribbean Jewel in Book of Personal History

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John Jakasal poetically presents the soul of Grenada and how it can survive and prosper in the United States w/ his life as an example.

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A Grenadian writer and author John Jakasal, weaves the cobweb that hides two paths in life, in his eminently readable analogy Grow Your Wings, Fly away And Build Your Nest. Sharing his family background and life story, he spins illuminating connections to Grenadian history through the colonial phases and compares it to the modern, complex fruit of that history to rekindle the island’s spicy reputation and agricultural foundation that has seemingly lost its colors, diminished by the annual hurricanes. He discusses what it means to be a Grenadian American as a Radiology Professional, Chief Technologist and Clinical instructor for Columbia University. He finds himself readily accepted in New York City, a place known for its homogenous international culture. His story is about a young man from humble beginnings who worked hard, left his parents home at an early age, never forgetting from where he came, became independent, built his nest (home), owes not a single man and now comfortably retired.

Author John Jakasal’s textual path dances on the light of his spider’s web, and the dance of the spider as he weaves a vision of home, of a place to live in and make a living, of a safety net. Yet the delicate nature of Grenada’s present is also present in the proceedings. The spider’s web is a delicate, gossamer beauty and it is Jakasal’s brilliant poetic view of his mother island.

In Jakasal, as well as in the strong moral heart of this book, lie all things Grenadian: the island’s beauty and its blessed clime, the physical points of national identity that are still remarkably untouched despite the onslaught of modernity. This is further refined into an appreciation of how America is a place for opportunity for anyone willing. A place where a Grenadian’s native qualities can shine. Jakasal gives readers the taste of native Grenadian stew in this work, and it is an experience both filling and a taste everyone of his readers will remember with an appreciation of the nation and the people that made it.

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John Jakasal is a native of Grenada. He belonged to a close-knit family until he migrated to United States at the age of twenty. Once there, the personal resources of character gotten from his childhood and Grenada became useful in surviving and progressing in America.

Grow Your Wings, Fly Away And Build Your Nest * by John Jakasal
How I Grew My Wings
Publication Date: November 21, 2012
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 134 pages; 978-1-4797-2512-0
Trade Hardback; $22.99; 134 pages; 978-1-4797-2513-7
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-2514-4

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