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Book details
  • Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SubGenre:Adventurers & Explorers
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Expat
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:176

Expat

Part 1: Growing Up

by Raji Abuzalaf

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Overview

"Expat" is a novel originally designed to portray the overseas life of an American expatriate. In addition to relating the unique accounts of living and working outside the U.S., the book has evolved into an autobiography describing the author's expatriation from his native land, his family, his religion, and ultimately, the world (spiritually speaking).

Part 1: Growing Up - The first volume embraces memoirs from the author's birth through high school – 1972. Foreshadows to his adulthood experiences are playfully interspersed. The story is power-packed with adventure, romance, and of course, music.

Thirty-five (35) original songs are featured in Part 1, along with several poems. Links are provided to each song recording on Sound Cloud – a free website.

Join Raji - our hero / venturer – as he rumbles and stumbles his way through adolescence in the 60's and 70's. Whether he's fighting off priests, nuns, girls, red-necks, or the authorities, you're sure to share both tears and laughter through all his zany antics.

Description

"Expat" is a novel originally designed to portray the overseas life of an American expatriate. In addition to relating the unique accounts of living and working outside the U.S., the book has evolved into an autobiography describing the author's expatriation from his native land, his family, his religion, and ultimately, the world (spiritually speaking).

This book is Part 1 of a 4-part compilation:

  • Part 1: Growing Up
  • Part 2: Never Growing Up
  • Part 3: Growing Pains
  • Part 4: The Growing Pain

Part 1: Growing Up - The first volume embraces memoirs from the author's birth through high school – 1972. Foreshadows to his adulthood experiences are playfully interspersed. The story is power-packed with adventure, romance, and of course, music.

Thirty-five (35) original songs are featured in Part 1, along with several poems. Links are provided to each song recording on Sound Cloud – a free website.

Join Raji - our hero / venturer – as he rumbles and stumbles his way through adolescence in the 60's and 70's. Whether he's fighting off priests, nuns, girls, red-necks, or the authorities, you're sure to share both tears and laughter through all his zany antics.

About the author

Raji (Roger) Abuzalaf is a Palestinian American. He was born in Kuwait in 1956, and was raised in Houston, Texas in the 60's. He now lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.

His professional career was spent as a Computer Consultant. He worked as a programmer, analyst, designer, architect, and project manager.

He began writing songs in 1968 and has played in several bands.

He has produced:

  • an album of original Christmas songs - "Road To Bethlehem"
  • a Bible-based play - "My Two Sons" - based on the parable of the prodigal son
  • a children's book - "The Adventures of Fugaru"
  • an autobiography - "Expat" (Parts 1 - 4).
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