By E. R. Braithwaite
In the early 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 stumbled on was once an international greatly diverse from the staid, firmly demonstrated 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 means of colourful attractions, sounds, and scents that vividly reawakened misplaced stories from his early life. coming into the intimate circles of the neighborhood intelligentsia, Braithwaite was once in a position to view those newly evolving African societies from the interior, struck by means of their combos of ardour and naïveté, their political obsessions and technological indifference. the writer came upon an international that interested, excited, and, now and again, deeply bothered him—and within the procedure he came upon himself.
E. R. Braithwaite’s A type of Homecoming is right now a charming own trip and an eye-opening chronicle of a time of serious switch at the African continent that is helping us to higher comprehend the West Africa of today.
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