Akiwali Journey, A Jamaican Reality, Ansell Akiwali Walters,books,9781524682675
Akiwali Journey, is my (Akiwali Walters) autobiography and is a record of my life’s reality. My journey has been made embracing the values I hold dear, as well as the lessons of wisdom gained from the people and experiences that have impacted greatly on my life. Values, such as a strong family ethos, embedded by my parents, in me and my siblings, as well as the connections of our family relationship have been central throughout my journey
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Akiwali Journey, is my (Akiwali Walters) autobiography and is a record of my life’s reality. My journey has been made embracing the values I hold dear, as well as the lessons of wisdom gained from the people and experiences that have impacted greatly on my life. Values, such as a strong family ethos, embedded by my parents, in me and my siblings, as well as the connections of our family relationship have been central throughout my journey. This autobiography is laced with the memories of events from the tender age of two, going through my infant school years through to primary. It records some interested events during the school years right up to attending my all-age-school where my school life was ended prematurely through unfortunate events outside of my control. It records my early years venture into the world of entrepreneurship, my apprenticeship into the world of horse racing, my sporting endeavours, my career as a fine artist and business owner. These last two activities that being central to my life’s endeavours over the years. As a full fledge professional Fine Artist, I was afforded the opportunity to travel the globe and to get to share my skill alongside other Fine Artists from the famous Trafalgar Artist Group in Jamaica. This book relates many events from my realty. I have been involved in many event enterprises from the West to the African Continent. I am fortunate to be able to feature some amazing and solid Jamaican Fine Artists who have been such a bright light on my journey and who have given me abundant support along the way. Amazing human beings like my apprentice master, ‘Sir’ Robert Bryan. This book also shines the spotlight on my sporting exploits in the realm of basketball and swimming and my connection with Aqua Youths Sports Club. Of course, I cannot overstate the importance of my wife and children to my journey. They have been a source of strong support and encouragement, not to mention a tremendous motivation for me to do the things I do. This book allowed me to revisit some inspiring moments in my existence. I have been blessed to have met some interesting human beings over my journey. I celebrate the fact that I have been able to display my merchandise and art work at five Summer Olympics, one Winter Olympics game, one Football World Cup Final involving Jamaica’s ‘Reggae Boys’. Also, I have exhibited my works of art in many parts of the world, alongside the Trafalgar members. Above all, this book honours the importance of family values, self-determination, inspiration, self- belief and collaboration with one another. It is essential to work alongside each other for should you fall, others are there to pick you up. But when you rise, you rise together.
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