Blackwood’s remarkable story, articulated in Into Africa: a Personal Journey, told about her first journey to West Africa, land of her ancestors. She travelled alone and her exposure to Nigeria’s tight military control caused her to experience fear as never before. In Ghana, destiny led her to meet Adamson, who became her guide, doctor and more….The story left you breathless, wanting more. Into Africa: The Return describes Blackwood’s second journey to West Africa. This time accompanied by two American cousins - Peabody, 70, reunites with Theresa, her Ashanti friend after 40 years. Theresa’s brother dies the day before they arrive in Ghana and plans go awry. In Ghana, Blackwood meets her prot g e Frieda and the dashing Pastor Ray for the first time. Frieda must overcome her bashfulness and try to warm up to her sponsor. A plan to visit Mali is shelved and Togo substituted. But is it safe to travel there without a native? Pastor Ray volunteers to accompany them - a blessing in disguise. The cousins explore a mysterious world with alien cultures and experience wonderment, joy and heart-wrenching sadness. Into Africa: the Return resonates with intrigue and discovery that keeps you riveted to the last word.
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