12 Days in Ghana: Revelations, Reunions, and Reflections

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AuthorHouse, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 108 pages

When Alexandra's mother dies and poverty becomes an everyday issue, Alexandra ventures into the United States of America as an illegal alien. During her journey, the indoctrination she received during her childhood by her father play a major role in determining her behavior in every social setting. However peculiar, the characters tat interact with her also behave in total compliance with their own unique childhood indoctrination. As the events unfold, Alexandra's life is not stable. It is composed every day, by acting on what is needed at any given moment for survival.

Overall, the story portrays the steps taken by a teenage girl attempting to find acceptance and position in a hostile world. Without parental guidance or personal life planning, faith is the only strength she holds onto. With faith in God, she confronts and transcends a gamut of unexpected tragedies: single motherhood, racism, abortion, cultural prejudice, presupposed sex roles, abuse, discrimination, unemployment and other vicissitudes.

Follow a true story of self-discovery, love and courage in the midst of suffering and bias. Her message: happiness is found within. It is not brought about by the environment in which one lives, but by the decision to interpret events that occur as lessons or failures.

A story of passion, innocence, and a deep longing for love that never seemed to be there until---- This is a woman's history that became a miracle and the miracle became her---- I dare anyone to stop reading this intriguing and mesmerizing book and set it down. A must for anyone who's experienced a tragedy that shook the very foundation of the soul. READ IT and you'll experience sadness, anger, hatred, pity, happiness. You'll cry, laugh, ball your fists in anger but most of all you'll walk away with an extreme appreciation of the human spirit! ! ! Confessions of an Illegal Alien by Inna Noriega will definitely move you in more ways than one.

Paul Benitez

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About the author (2002)

JAMES F. GAINES is Professor of Modern Foreign Languages at Mary Washington College. He has published several books, and his essays have appeared in such journals as "French Review", "Neophilologus", "Kentucky Romance Quarterly", and "Comparative Literature".

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