MEADVILLE, Pa. (PRWEB) December 03, 2018
“Living the American Dream: Memoirs of an African Immigrant Scholar”: a vivid homage to an African childhood and his serendipitous journey to America. “Living the American Dream: Memoirs of an African Immigrant Scholar” is the creation of published author Cliff I. Edogun, PhD, a Nigerian-born political scientist and Fulbright scholar who obtained his doctorate at Rutgers University, has taught at various Nigerian and American colleges and continues to teach in Cleveland, where he resides with his son.
This compelling immigrant story presents an enchanting mix of miracles, trials, mysteries, tragedies, enrichment, and redemption that often presage the search for freedom and the liberty to live a dream of a fully engaged life. The backwater idol-worshipping Benin enclave in southwestern Nigeria might seem an unlikely setting to dream of flying in an airplane to distant lands, and especially to America, in the immediate post–World War II British colonial era.
Yet Cliff Edogun took that leap after he’d been nurtured in an enthralling American worldview by his two towering uncles who’d just returned home as victorious allied World War II soldiers. The great tales of war in distant lands he’d heard from his warrior uncles sounded so magical, while their fascinating stories and nuances about America’s bravery, purpose, and leadership in the world so mesmerized Cliff that he spent his entire childhood years dreaming to someday make America his home.
So, to fulfill his dreams, individuals in their guardian angel clothing began appearing in his life in seemingly mystical and fortuitous encounters to steer him away from obstacles that’d have undermined his dream. And when Cliff eventually landed in America under the most incredible circumstance imaginable, he quickly and brilliantly availed himself of America’s boundless educational opportunities and later became the first in his idol-worshipping Benin clan to earn a doctoral degree. Cliff was soon living the American dream when he began topping his teaching and research profession, married an American professional, and gained his American citizenship.
Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Cliff I. Edogun, PhD’s new book is a richly evocative and compelling memoir of a life journey that began deep in the tropical rainforests of southern Nigeria and culminates in the fulfillment of a lifelong dream in America.
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