Paris Book Festival Award – Honorable Mention Best Autobiography/Memoir
New York Book Festival Honorable Mention
Readers’ Favorite Book Award – Honorable Mention
Born in the District of Lago, Province of Niassa, on January 30, 1946, John William Kachamila migrated to Tanganyika with his parents when he was about four years old, in search of better living conditions. From the Rift Valley to the Dream of Freedom: Memories Of Lisungo is an amazing autobiography of author John Kachamila, who is now the honorary consul of Serbia in Mozambique.
I met John William Kachamila in March 1963 at the Mgulani refugee camp in Tanzania, where we were housed with other refugees from Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe. His straightforwardness and generosity made him well-liked by all. Patient and determined, John is a great educator and adviser.
We’ve been together so much—in FRELIMO duties, while studying in Tanzania and Yugoslavia, and during the post-independence challenges—I’m not sure if we are friends or if we are brothers.–Francisco Valentino Cabo