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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 awesome society at the verge of huge 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 kingdom used to be getting ready to claim its independence. What Braithwaite chanced on used to be a global significantly diverse from the staid, firmly confirmed 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 via colourful points of interest, sounds, and scents that vividly reawakened misplaced stories from his youth. 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 a global that involved, excited, and, in certain cases, deeply stricken him—and within the strategy he found himself.

E. R. Braithwaite’s A type of Homecoming is right now a captivating 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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