Discover the powerful story of one man’s quest for the American Dream and spiritual fulfillment in “Underground” by Deji Ayoade. Join him on an emotional journey filled with trials and triumphs, grief and joy, loss and love. Through candid and vulnerable storytelling, Deji shares his personal narrative with raw honesty and poise.
Whatever you have dreamed for your own life, however, you have imagined the next several years going, there is something for you in Deji’s memoir. This is a must-read for anyone who has ever dared to dream, and for anyone who has ever wondered what it truly means to find faith and purpose.
Autobiographies and memoirs are solid source of inspiration and motivation for many of us. In these books, people taking remarkable journeys to overcome their challenges and finally achieving their most desired achievements. Of late, I finished the book Underground by Deji Ayoade… it is about hope and faith that the author stuck to better his life. In this moving and raw memoir, he tells the story from his birth in Nigeria to becoming a commissioned officer in the Air Force of the USA handling nuclear missile operations, working directly with the top political echelons of the country.
With honesty and courage, Deji recounts the dangers and hardships he faced in his childhood and college days and even after arriving in Baltimore, MD. However, this is not one-sided memoir of pain and tribulation and encountering bad people, the author with kind heart also involves the people who loved him, supported him, noticed him and stretched a hand of kindness and love to him. From veterinary officer in the US Navy to get commissioned as a top officer into the U.S. Air Force is a remarkable feat in one’s life.
“You’ll be heading straight to a special duty: nuclear missile operations.”
No matter what you face and where you were born, if one is determined, life offers opportunities. Deji Ayoade left no opportunity go waste as he’s motivated to improve life conditions of his mother and other relatives back in Nigeria. The book is a long read with proper coverage on life in Nigeria and life in the USA. He has covered an ocean of memories from his life to make this memoir not only compelling but also inspiring.
This memoir is a powerful and moving testament to the strength and resilience of the human spirit as well as critical look at the life’s challenges as an immigrant. I would recommend Deji’s story to everyone who dreamt about American dream and still pursuing it.
4 out of 5