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 kingdom was once getting ready to claim its independence. What Braithwaite stumbled on was once a global greatly varied from the staid, firmly confirmed British society within 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 conquer by means of colourful attractions, sounds, and scents that vividly reawakened misplaced thoughts from his early life. getting into the intimate circles of the neighborhood intelligentsia, Braithwaite used to be capable of 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 found a global that involved, excited, and, often times, deeply afflicted him—and within the procedure he chanced on 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 serious switch at the African continent that is helping us to raised comprehend the West Africa of today.
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