The Search Of A Lost Brother

The search for a lost brother by Yankuba Mamburay.

This is true nonfiction, story about a young boy, Yankuba, who was born in a small African farming community. As he grew up he heard about a brother who traveled far and wide. In his community farm size and yield are largely influenced by the size of the family. So the absence of his brother left a big hole in the family’s structure. The family became devastated by the news that their long-lost son was in Liberia, where civil war broke out in 1989.

In the year 2000 the author embarked on a dangerous journey to the war-torn country in search of his brother, without any clue where the brother lived. While searching for his brother in Liberia, he came across several military checkpoints and was apprehended by Charles Taylors troops at gunpoint and was accused of illegal blood diamond trafficking.

How does the story unfold? Read to find out

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