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 came upon was once a global enormously various from the staid, firmly demonstrated British society during which he had spent such a lot of his lifestyles. In a spot as overseas to him because the darkish aspect of the moon, he was once triumph over through colourful attractions, sounds, and scents that vividly reawakened misplaced stories from his formative years. getting into the intimate circles of the neighborhood intelligentsia, Braithwaite used to be in a position to view those newly evolving African societies from the interior, struck by way of their combinations of ardour and naïveté, their political obsessions and technological indifference. the writer chanced on an international that involved, excited, and, often times, deeply stricken him—and within the method he found himself.
E. R. Braithwaite’s A type of Homecoming is without delay a captivating own trip and an eye-opening chronicle of a time of significant switch at the African continent that is helping us to higher comprehend the West Africa of today.
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