Born on 05 April 1964 in Eritrea in northeast Africa, Yosief Tewolde Zerezghi is a son of a construction truck driver, the late Tewolde Zerezghi, and a housewife, Roshan Ekub. Yosief has one brother, who died in the war between Eritrea and Ethiopia, and three elder sisters.
Yosief studied primary school at St Joseph’s in Keren (today’s Eritrea) and secondary school in the capital city Asmara.
He joined a religious organisation called Christian Brothers, where he continued following his secondary school. When he reached the working age, he was assigned by the organisation to attend his career training in Ethiopia. Subsequently, he was assigned to teach in Eritrea and Ethiopia.
Considering the bad political situation under Ethiopia, he moved to the United Kingdom in 1989 as a refugee fleeing the conflict that was taking place in Eritrea. He went to university and achieved a degree in chemical engineering and a master’s degree in environmental science. Yosief worked in various organisations as a process engineer, safety officer, and safety engineer.
Yosief had an active life that went bizarrely to a different direction, following a drastic accident that involved a train. The major results of the accident were brain damage, amputation, and blindness in one eye.
Yosief spent a lengthy time in different hospitals and rehabilitation centres. Considering that he had to be trained to learn the basics, like his name and date of birth, the current status and situation is grossly amazing to him and those who followed him closely.
It is this great achievement that the book narrates. Whether you want to see it as a self-help and self-confidence-building story or you want to follow an amazing story, this is for you