Travel, Immigration, Emigration, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, HIV/AIDS, MannekePis, Cancer
Thoughts Of A Native Son. Joel Savage is a freelance writer, who enjoys the challenges of creativity and adventure. Growing up in an environment he sees the experiences of hard living and suffering, deepens his understanding and knowledge to start writing. His work is considered to be pure genre of creative nonfiction. He studied at Ebenezer Secondary School and Accra High School and later studied at Ghana Institute of Journalism in Accra. His first book “The Writer Died’’ which focuses on his father’s childhood and adult experiences reveals the ordeal of a neglected child. His second book “Road of Agony” reflects on his life as he struggles to take care of the welfare of his family after the untimely death of his father. As a passionate writer, Joel records his life experiences as a roofless illegal immigrant sleeping at the central train station in Rome and shifting camp to Amsterdam, only to be incarcerated in his third memoir “Overseas Chronicle-The Rome and Amsterdam Experience.” Leaving his wife and a year old child in Africa for nine years, they finally joined him in Europe. But the happiness of the family turned into nightmare as his wife was diagnosed with aggressive type of breast cancer. Those days of sorrow is recorded in Joel’s fourth book “Heart of Endurance.” Having dedicated his life to writing non-fiction books Joel’s amassed experience and skills from previous publications enabled him to write his fifth book "Little Boygium-Wonderful Experience" about his life in Antwerp, as he tries to integrate as a forklift driver, whilst he writes his books between scorn, underestimation and racism. “AIDS Doesn’t Discriminate, So Why Do We?” is Joel’s sixth book. The book which is dedicated to HIV/AIDS victims worldwide eliminates the fears of caring for such patients and brings the human side to the forefront. The writer, a Belgian national and member of the 'Flemish Journalists Association, currently lives in Antwerp with his wife and three children.
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