Roots: The Saga of an American Family

Roots: The Saga of an American FamilyWhen he was a boy in Henning, Tennessee, Alex Haley s grandmother used to tell him stories about their family stories that went back to her grandparents, and their grandparents, down through the generations all the way to a man she called the African She said he had lived across the ocean near

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The Sun Will Soon Shine

The Sun Will Soon ShineFor an intelligent, ambitious girl growing up in a Gambian village, life holds few tempting prospects Marriage and motherhood, often forced, are the paths assigned to most Nyima, too, is subject to this fate, as well as having to endure the health endangering ongoing practice of genital

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Swing Time

Swing TimeTwo brown girls dream of being dancers but only one, Tracey, has talent The other has ideas about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, about what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly free It s a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early

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Folk Tales and Fables from the Gambia. Volume 1

Folk Tales and Fables from the Gambia. Volume 1The stories narrate the tricks, deceit and greed of hyena in all his relationships These traits come out strongly in the tales entitled the cow, hyena, lion and hare share a home , hyena and hare go in search of food and the hyena and the hare Hare, however, shows his ingenuity to always

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Blank 133x176This book provides an account of significant political developments in a small West African country, The Gambia, about which such information is not readily available It is a robustly written account of the very fluid politics of The Gambia over the last ten years since the coup that ousted

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Tales from the Torrid Zone: Travels in the Deep Tropics

Tales from the Torrid Zone: Travels in the Deep TropicsFrom one of the most celebrated travel writers at work today a vibrantly observant, witty, utterly captivating account of a lifetime s worth of travel between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.Part memoir, part travelogue, all passionate appreciation, Tales from the Torrid Zone begins in Iririki,

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A Season In Sinji

A Season In SinjiA Season in Sinji recreates life on a wartime RAF flying boat station in an African backwater The dialogue evokes a wide range of characters, and in the bizarre cricket match which acts as a catharsis to the novel s mounting passions, human dramas and irony are portrayed.

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Sunjata

SunjataSunjata Keita was the founder of one of the greatest empires of Western Africa These two epic accounts of his life portray a greedy, slow witted child said to have crawled until the age of seven who grew up as prophecy foretold to become a mighty warrior, renowned for his bravery and superhuman

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