As a survivor of the devastating civil wars in Sierra Leone and Liberia, Joseph Kaifala recounts the harrowing details of an early life punctuated by unimaginable violence and his journey to survival that eventually led him to the United States. Told with humility and grace, Adamalui is the true story of one man's unshakable faith, thirst for knowledge, and indomitable will.

Kaifala's experiences as a child prisoner and refugee are told through a series of flashbacks as he endeavors to attain a visa to attend college in America. His memories of the death and destruction that he and his family witnessed while attempting to avoid the violence rampant in impoverished West Africa are written with amazing clarity by a man on a mission to chart a way forward for himself and the others who would follow in his steps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“It is no easy feat to write a country’s history in one book, especially when the nation involved has been through as much hope and as much suffering as Sierra Leone. But Joseph Kaifala has managed the job knowledgeably and skillfully, by focusing on key periods of his country’s evolution. This is a first-rate guide to understanding the deep historical underpinnings of the challenges facing Sierra Leone today.” 

-Adam Hochschild, Author of King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is book one in the "Bra Rabbit and Bra Spider Series" written by Joseph Kaifala. Each book in the series features a different traditional Sierra Leonean children's folktale. This book tells the story of Bra Rabbit during a famine as he discovers a Magic Whip that gives out food - for a price.

These books can be read to children of all ages. The recommended reading age is 8-13 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is book one in the "Bra Rabbit and Bra Spider Series" written by Joseph Kaifala. Each book in the series features a different traditional Sierra Leonean children's folktale. This book tells the story of Bra Rabbit during a famine as he discovers a Magic Whip that gives out food - for a price. 

These books can be read to children of all ages. The recommended reading age is 8-13