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Cleopatra Sinkamba Islar, author of My Odyssey from Guyana to America
This is an epic account of my experiences after leaving my native land at nineteen years old. I started this journey as an adventurous, young woman in pursuit of a career path.
As a young girl growing up in Guyana, I had big dreams. I would look up at the sky as the planes flew by and wondered what life was like in other lands. I knew that there was a world out there that I wanted to explore, but I did not know how I was going to get there. I did not have the resources that would make this even a remote possibility.
Nevertheless, as I subsequently learned, miracles do happen, and the key was to be able to discern the opportunities that would make them a reality. My curiosity propelled me to explore every opportunity that came my way, and this led me through an extraordinary path which I now call “My Odyssey.”
My Odyssey is a timeline of wanderings, tragedies, triumphs and new beginnings. I have taken the long route to North America, through a myriad of African countries, languages and cultures. All these experiences have molded my character and made me a believer in the power of faith and the resilience of the human spirit.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write My Odyssey from Guyana to America – via Africa?
Cleopatra Sinkamba Islar: My children are my inspiration. So many women have faced sudden changes in life but faith and just knowing that no matter Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Cleopatra Sinkamba Islar, author of My Odyssey from Guyana to America – via Africa