By E. R. Braithwaite
In the early Nineteen Sixties acclaimed British Guianese writer E. R. Braithwaite launched into a pilgrimage to the West African international locations of Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, and throughout Sierra Leone simply because the rising state was once getting ready to claim its independence. What Braithwaite stumbled on used to be an international enormously diversified from the staid, firmly proven British society during which he had spent such a lot of his lifestyles. In a spot as international to him because the darkish aspect of the moon, he was once conquer by way of colourful attractions, sounds, and scents that vividly reawakened misplaced thoughts from his adolescence. coming into the intimate circles of the neighborhood intelligentsia, Braithwaite was once capable of view those newly evolving African societies from the interior, struck via their combinations of ardour and naïveté, their political obsessions and technological indifference. the writer came across an international that interested, excited, and, sometimes, deeply stricken him—and within the procedure he came upon himself.
E. R. Braithwaite’s A form of Homecoming is straight away a charming own trip and an eye-opening chronicle of a time of serious swap at the African continent that is helping us to raised comprehend the West Africa of today.
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