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 wh

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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 mutilation

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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 out

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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 t

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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 Preside

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The Second Round

The Second RoundThe story, preceded by a poem on Freetown, is about a young physician, Dr Kawa, who settles down in Freetown at the morrow of independence after completing his studies in England He falls in love with a young girl only to discover that she is unfaithful He is seduced by his neighbour s wife His

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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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