The Hundred Wells of Salaga: A Novel
by Ayesha Harruna Attah
Publication Date: Feb 05, 2019
List Price: $16.99
Format: Paperback, 240 pages
Imprint: Other Press
Publisher: Other Press
Parent Company: Other Press
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Based on true events, a story of courage, forgiveness, love, and freedom in precolonial Ghana, told through the eyes of two women born to vastly different fates.
Aminah lives an idyllic life until she is brutally separated from her home and forced on a journey that transforms her from a daydreamer into a resilient woman. Wurche, the willful daughter of a chief, is desperate to play an important role in her father’s court. These two women’s lives converge as infighting among Wurche’s people threatens the region, during the height of the slave trade at the end of the nineteenth century.
Through the experiences of Aminah and Wurche, The Hundred Wells of Salaga offers a remarkable view of slavery and how the scramble for Africa affected the lives of everyday people.
- Fiction / Coming Of Age
- Fiction / Cultural Heritage
- Fiction / Historical / General
- Fiction / Literary
- Fiction / Women
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