Australia is a land inhabited mainly by migrants. Leaving your country of birth to settle in a completely different country is a big decision. Martin takes you on a journey that can make your settlement story a success. Your personal story, your strengths and expertise can build you a business. This book shows you how.

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Migrants on Fire!

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Why did I write this book?

I wrote this book because, like many impatient, adventurous and well-educated young people in poverty-stricken developing countries,  I had the urge to leave my homeland for a “better” lifestyle in a developed country. 

After a “detour” in one or two countries over a two-year period, I settled in Australia. That was over 35 years ago. I worked hard, holding two jobs over a very long period, leaving the formal workforce at the end of 2017. The journey had not always been smooth sailing.

There were hurdles, problems, frustrations, and sometimes the urge to go back home. However, I consider the total experience as a genuine success. I believe I have achieved what I set out to do when I left Ghana in 1983.

This book is about my journey, the lessons learned, and how a new arrival in any developed country can set themselves up using their knowledge, expertise and personal experience to build a profitable business and thrive.

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What You Will Learn

Build a business around your personal story, knowledge or passion

The author, when he was a primary school child had the dream of breaking out of the poverty in his native Ghana in West Africa. He had seen the bright gleaming city lights and the highlife the very day television came to his country. He made a vow in his head to join the highlife.

He determinedly pushed his way through school and university in Ghana, and eventually arrived in Australia in 1985. He worked in journalism and the mass media for more than 30 years.

Leaving the formal workforce about two years ago, he registered a small business using the knowledge, experience and contact he had gained in the area of communication.

Migrants on Fire! tells his story and how anyone can use their strengths, interest or passion as a springboard to own a business that can give them control of their life and build them wealth.

  • How to identify your strength or passion to build a business around
  • How to tell your unique, personal story to get people interested in it
  • How you broadcast your story and expertise
  • How to take the giant leap into entrepreneurship
  • The myths holding you back and how to overcome them
  • How to write a book about your strength and become an authority in your sector
  • How to build a business around your book and monetise it

Who is Martin Kwakwa?

Kwakwa is a former journalist who has walked with lions in the wild forests of Mauritius, ridden camels in the deserts of the Middle East, and walked the perimeter of an active volcano in Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean.

 He has also reported from Africa, North America, Europe and Australia. Born and raised in Ghana, West Africa, he moved to Australia in 1985, where he pursued his interest in adventure travel and worked in journalism for over 30 years.

 His passion is to raise the economic and financial standing of new migrants, especially from Africa. “I won’t like to see my grandchildren and their offspring become an underclass in a country where there is an abundance of opportunity”, he regularly says.

 His work to help the migrant community lead a more fulfilling life has won him commendations and awards, including one presented by Prime Minister Julia Gillard at the Sydney Opera House in 2012.  For two years in a row, 2014 and 2015, he was awarded the ‘Most Influential African in Australia’ honour.