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Published:June 6th, 2013 23:03 EST
Judyth Piazza interviews James M. Ojago, MS, MD, Author of Letters From My Dad

Judyth Piazza interviews James M. Ojago, MS, MD, Author of Letters From My Dad

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

Judyth Piazza chats with Sarah Book Publishing Author James M. Ojago, MS, MD about his new book, Letters From My Dad on The American Perspective Radio Program.

Dr. Ojago is a Maragoli who was born in Kenya and then immigrated to the United States after
graduating high school, attending Howard University and graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry before beginning graduate studies at the University of Central Oklahoma. After graduating with a Master of Science in Biology, Dr. Ojago worked as a medical research scientist at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City.

Dr. Ojago then proceeded to medical school at the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, in Jalisco, Mexico. After graduation, he worked as a medical internist at the Instituto Mexicano Del Seguro Social, #110, in Guadalajara before being employed as a staff physician at St. Johns Queens Medical Center in New York and later in the same capacity at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn. Dr. Ojago is married and now lives in Texas.

During the interview, Judyth asked Dr. Ojago, "What key quality do you believe all successful people share." "Persistance," says Dr. Ojago.

"What did it feel like to hold that book in your hand for the first time?" said Judyth.  "It was a dream come true," said Dr. Ojago.

Letters From My Dad is an autobiographical, biographical and anthropological study of the Maragoli of Western Kenya. This study examines their history, their traditional cultural beliefs and the importance of those beliefs to their society " including male penile circumcisions as a rite of passage to adulthood.

Letters From My Dad goes back three hundred years, tracing the roots of the Maragoli and their migration to Vihiga County as well as other parts of East Africa during the 1930s-40s (Kanyamkago, Tanganyika, Uganda and the Kenya Highlands).

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