A Kind of Homecoming by E. R. Braithwaite

By E. R. Braithwaite

From the bestselling writer of To Sir, With Love comes the relocating own memoir of a westernized black guy who trips to Africa looking for his roots and discovers a colourful and notable society at the verge of enormous change

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 used to be getting ready to claim its independence. What Braithwaite came upon used to be an international significantly assorted from the staid, firmly demonstrated British society within which he had spent such a lot of his lifestyles. In a spot as overseas to him because the darkish facet of the moon, he was once triumph over by means of colourful points of interest, sounds, and scents that vividly reawakened misplaced thoughts 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 through their combinations of ardour and naïveté, their political obsessions and technological indifference. the writer stumbled on a global that involved, excited, and, in certain cases, deeply afflicted him—and within the method he came upon himself.

E. R. Braithwaite’s A form of Homecoming is instantly a captivating 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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