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  • African immigrant shares inspiring story in memoir

    Francis Mandewah shares his inspiring story in his memoir. While in Africa, he met Tom Johnson, an American helicopter pilot who took an interest in the 15-year-old, barefoot peddler. Tom paid for him to attend a Catholic boarding school and eventually helped him move to the United States and earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Francis Mandewah shares his inspiring story in his memoir. While in Africa, he met Tom Johnson, an American helicopter pilot who took an interest in the 15-year-old, barefoot peddler. Tom paid for him to attend a Catholic boarding school and eventually helped him move to the United States and earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Zia Nizami znizami@bnd.com
Francis Mandewah shares his inspiring story in his memoir. While in Africa, he met Tom Johnson, an American helicopter pilot who took an interest in the 15-year-old, barefoot peddler. Tom paid for him to attend a Catholic boarding school and eventually helped him move to the United States and earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Zia Nizami znizami@bnd.com

He sold oranges in Africa before an American pilot gave him a helping hand

March 24, 2017 12:39 PM