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17 Years In The San Francisco Bay Area

17 years ago at this precise moment I was on a Greyhound bus somewhere in the high dessert of California. I was on my way to San Jose, California. I had less than $200 in my pocket, a cheap Timex watch, some very few cloths (mostly sweatsuits) and the manuscript of a book that I was working on called Laguna. I knew that my ex-wife was in the Bay area. I wanted to see the kids but found out that they never left Brasil. I hoped that a major newspaper reporter would help me with the book (His name was Gary Webb and he never did help me.) It was a courageous thing to do. It was a giant risk. It paid off quite well but it has been a very painful process.


About tatamkuluafrica

I am a man who has lived n 6 of the 7 continents. I first arrived in Africa on April 18, 1981. Africa has been a part of my life since. I spent 8 months living in a Xhosa village in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. I was given he nickname Tatamkulu Africa. In Xhosa it means "Grandfather Africa." In April of 1994 I was allowed to vote in the first democratic election in South Africa..I was honored to be part of such a historical moment. It was a beautiful and a magical day.

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