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By Clarinda Higgins,William Armstrong

“Against the present” recounts the African adventures of Mark Higgins, the 18-year-old scion of a brand new England business relatives who elects to pursue his personal future instead of the single his father charted for him.
In 1959 he postpones university, travels to West Africa, and turns into the 1st pupil employees member on the health center run through Albert Schweitzer, the well-known Nobel Peace Prize laureate, thinker and scientific missionary.
The Schweitzer health center is an highbrow crossroads for world-famous students, researchers and peace activists. It’s an eye-opening schooling for the younger guy. What’s extra, the health facility is staffed by way of attractive ecu nurses and some good-looking medical professionals whose own lives occasionally develop into as heated because the equatorial climate.
Higgins works as a handyman, trains to turn into a scientific technician and is helping deal with lepers. He assists 3 cardiologists who make a break-through discovery. He lives one of the natives, absorbs tribal tradition and studies life-changing occasions that construct his self-confidence.
After a 12 months of labor, Higgins leaves the Schweitzer health facility and embarks on a brave solo trip around the African continent with Israel as his vacation spot. because the rising countries of Africa achieve their freedom in 1960, the worldwide stability of strength is altering. Africa sits on the nexus of east-west competition, in addition to being a cauldron of inter-tribal struggle. His travels take him deep into the Congo, the place he'll be out of touch for weeks.
This completely researched and richly specific narrative describes a tender man’s quest for authenticity and goal at a time the most important to African independence. Mark Higgins leaves legacies that experience a profound effect on society greater than part a century later.

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