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This is Africa: A Dream Chaser's Odyssey by [Douglas, Dashiel]
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The True Tale of 7 Countries, 4 Arrests, 3 Name Changes, 2 Escapes, 1 War, a Terrorist Attack and … an Entertainment Pimp.

For years, the call of Africa has echoed in Dashiel’s heart. Finally, he can deny it no longer. He and his wife decide to sell everything, pack up the kids, and follow his dream to Africa. But before the move, he realizes that emotionally he wants—no, needs—his father to understand his reasons for leaving. Just as he is about to broach the subject, his father launches into the story of his own dream, as a teenager in Jamaica, of becoming an American. His father’s fascinating tale of narrow escapes, love and war, and unwavering trust in the helping hand of the Universe becomes a guiding light for Dashiel on his journey in Africa . . . and in life.

This is Africa is an account of these symmetrical quests, sixty years apart, which Dashiel Douglas artfully interweaves into one uproarious, inspiring, and unforgettable story. Through his adventures in Africa, Dashiel not only quells his ever-searching heart—with the help of an assortment of outlandish characters and the side-splitting observations he makes along the way—but also unwittingly discovers the ultimate treasure of any journey.

About the Author

Dashiel Douglas is a department store detective turned civil rights attorney turned international development practitioner . . . but always a dreamer. He has published scholarly works but has never been satisfied as a writer until having written This Is Africa: A Dream Chaser's Odyssey book for his father.

With his wife and three children, Dashiel currently lives between Nairobi, Kenya and wherever following his dream takes him next.

Dashiel would love to hear about your dream chasing stories and travel adventures. You can contact him at or through his website https: //

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  • Print Length: 372 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01F133EQC
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