If you’ve missed the beginning of this amazing life journey, click here for Part 1 on the early beginnings and click here to read Part 2 on the journey to Europe!
From the discovery of the American continent to retirement
“I went to the States and moved near Congress. I went to Georgetown University to study political science. I worked for Congress and knowing French & English I was earning $80 a day to translate!”
“In Georgetown I met a guy from Quebec. Sandra (my white American girlfriend) and I went to Montreal for a week with the guy. Seeing that they spoke English and French in Quebec, I didn’t want to go back to the States. I went to the immigration office and as a Sierra Leone citizen, being part of the Commonwealth, I didn’t need a VISA. I realized that if I studied in Canada my experience would be recognized, so I did a Master in Public Administration in Montreal. After 6 months, Sandra went back to the US.”
“I worked for the government my whole career; I was specialized in Police Race Relations, the relations the police has towards minorities. I contributed in writing the Human Rights Charter. I was Governor of Seneca college for 6 years. I worked as a government consultant and helped build the Tropica Community Services as well as the Jamaican Canadian Center; I also helped them with their programs.”
“Now my main job is to take care of my wife. There are 3 documents that I must write before I leave this world:
A French grammar book – a comparative language analysis with simple examples, looking at the different ways expressions are created in Québéquois, Parisian French, international French and Patois.
My own biography – with all my experiences.
A comparative analysis of politics from the colonial rule, and how the countries managed themselves after.”
And to end, here is some advice from Grandpa:
“If you want a marriage to last, let there be a culture tie (family, culture, tribal tie) or it will not last.”
“My father always said – don’t do anything I cannot do twice.”
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