The Tears of the Innocent and the Bloodshed is a riveting true account of events that took place between 1989 and 2003, in several of Africa’s most war-torn nations.
Author Mohammed Jawara is all too familiar with the wars and conflicts that have afflicted the African continent in the past two decades, having experienced many of them firsthand. This book is the story of Mohammed and his family’s flight across the continent; a journey that began in Charles Taylor’s Liberia, where they were forced to flee from murderous government thugs who wanted to kill them.
For a time Mohammed and his family found safe-haven in Sierra Leone. But eventually the war followed them there to, resulting in the author’s brother having his arms chopped off and the family being forced to take flight again. This time they landed in Guinea, where they again found safety to be fleeting. In 2003 when the country’s president Lassana Conte told his citizens to attack refugees who had brought the war to Guinea, Mohammed and his family were forced to flee again. Fortunately this time the UN stepped in and the family was able to find safe passage to Canada. View the Press Release
About the Author
Mohammed Jawara was born and raised in Liberia and now lives in British Columbia. In addition to his career and his writing, he enjoys playing soccer, drawing, reading, and running. This book was inspired by his family’s true struggles to escape from the violence and war that continues to blight many African nations.