Land of My Fathers

Land of My Fathers The proud Republic of Liberia was founded in the nineteenth century with the triumphant return of the freed slaves from America to Africa Once back home however these Americo Liberians had to integr

The proud Republic of Liberia was founded in the nineteenth century with the triumphant return of the freed slaves from America to Africa Once back home, however, these Americo Liberians had to integrate with the resident tribes who did not want or welcome them Against a background of French and British colonialists busily carving up Mother Africa, while local tribes wThe proud Republic of Liberia was founded in the nineteenth century with the triumphant return of the freed slaves from America to Africa Once back home, however, these Americo Liberians had to integrate with the resident tribes who did not want or welcome them Against a background of French and British colonialists busily carving up Mother Africa, while local tribes were still unashamedly trading in slaves the vulnerable newcomers felt trapped and out of place Where men should have stood shoulder to shoulder, they turned on each other instead.

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  1. Vamba Omar Sherif was born in Liberia, in 1973 The author is now living in the Netherlands.

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  1. Originally published in 1999, this is the second novel available in English from Vamba Sherif, a Liberia born journalist now settled in the Netherlands It opens in the United States in the 19th century, where Edward Richards, son of a slave woman and her white master, is enslaved on a plantation Sarah, the master s daughter, has taught him to read, but Edward s stepfather attempts to counterbalance her influence by teaching him snippets of the Vai language and telling the boy about Liberia, wher [...]


  2. Land of My Fathers is a fictional history of Liberia, the West African coastal country founded in the nineteenth century by returning emancipated slaves, told through the eyes of one family who made their home in a city in the forested interior It begins with Edward Richard, born a slave on an American plantation who travels to Liberia both to bring Christianity to the natives and to be reunited with the woman he loves Full review Beyond the slave plantations annegoodwin.weebly 1 post


  3. This book was featured in the Nota Benes section of the March 2017 issue of World Literature Today Magazineliteraturetoday


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