In “Upward Road ”, an autobiography by author Dadisi Mwende Netifnet, he weaves an intricate account of the trials and tribulations of his life. He reveals how he overcame self-hatred, illiteracy, and hopelessness to become a published poet and author of several books, spiritual leader, and activist. “Upward Road” is an inspirational book, leaving the reader to believe that anyone can attain their goals with faith, devotion, perseverance, resilience and passion.
-Katrina Perkins Kennedy, Writer, Houston, TX
Upward Road is an inspiring account of Dadisi Mwende Netifnet’s determination to raise himself from illiteracy to competence as a published author, from a youth with a questionable sense of morality to a man of integrity. The major turning point of his life was his conversion to Christianity and a responsible leader in the Shrine of the Black Madonna. A scholar intensely aware of African history and black pride, this former special education student refused to let any obstacle, no matter how strong, prevent him from reaching his goal. This book is a “must read” for every African American.
-Baba Mbiyu Chui, Writer, Minister and Storyteller, Detroit, MI