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Sankofa

Onuzo, Chibundu (author.).

Summary: "A woman wondering who she really is goes in search of a father she never knew--only to find something far more complicated than she ever expected--in this "stirring narrative about family, our capacity to change and the need to belong" (Time). Anna is at a stage of her life when she's beginning to wonder who she really is. In her 40s, she has separated from her husband, her daughter is all grown up, and her mother--the only parent who raised her--is dead. Searching through her mother's belongings one day, Anna finds clues about the African father she never knew. His student diaries chronicle his involvement in radical politics in 1970s London. Anna discovers that he eventually became the president--some would say dictator--of a small nation in West Africa. And he is still alive... When Anna decides to track her father down, a journey begins that is disarmingly moving, funny, and fascinating. Like the metaphorical bird that gives the novel its name, Sankofa expresses the importance of reaching back to knowledge gained in the past and bringing it into the present to address universal questions of race and belonging, the overseas experience for the African diaspora, and the search for a family's hidden roots. Examining freedom, prejudice, and personal and public inheritance, Sankofa is a story for anyone who has ever gone looking for a clear identity or home, and found something more complex in its place"--

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  • ISBN: 9781432897529
  • ISBN: 1432897527
  • Physical Description: large print
    419 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.
Subject: Large type books
Women Race identity Fiction
Self-realization in women Fiction
Racially mixed people Fiction
Bambara (African people) Fiction
Race relations Fiction
Families Fiction
Africa, West Fiction
Livres en gros caractères
large print books
Genre: Humorous fiction.
Novels.

Available copies

  • 6 of 6 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Fontana Regional Library.

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