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October 21 , 2010

Tears of My Life


Tears of My life is the unforgettable account of a dreaded famine that claimed many lives. It is the story of Kofi, the author, whose courage to survive amid scoundrels is rare. His torturous struggles, worsened due to the death of his father, have inevitably left some dark stories—tales that gave birth to dangerous child labour. His luxury of food was nothing more than dried palm nuts with herbs or unripe mangoes. In abject poverty, he started school under a big mango tree and later attended in an old structure with palm-kernel walls.

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Looking back at his past and his many sufferings as a sand-winner, minor road construction labourer, and a lot more during his teenage years, Kofi felt that he was abused, victimized, and enslaved by his own people. This was why he envisioned suicide as his last resort after a betrayal by an evil friend. His awesome survival of partial blindness, inflicted grief, and undesirable dejection has lifted him beyond the odds with great hopes for the suffering children around the globe. As the reader goes through the dreaded facts of every wretched situation with him, Kofi smiles at the memories that lie like dust and ashes on his heart, while his enemies rot in the doldrums with shame, devastation, and hopelessness.

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