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A Place in the World
by Malcolm Frierson

Published: 2012-03-16
Kindle Edition : 100 pages
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Set in Ghana, Baltimore, and rural Georgia, this stunning debut novel unfolds as a tragic tale of love and family life. Kwame is a brilliant, nationalistic university professor, and Abena (Evelyn), a smart, dedicated elementary school teacher. The couple leaves the U.S. and lives near Accra for a ...
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Set in Ghana, Baltimore, and rural Georgia, this stunning debut novel unfolds as a tragic tale of love and family life. Kwame is a brilliant, nationalistic university professor, and Abena (Evelyn), a smart, dedicated elementary school teacher. The couple leaves the U.S. and lives near Accra for a year to adopt Kofi, a little boy who becomes the center of their life back home. But after divorcing, Kwame marries Layla, his passionate grad student with a shocking secret, and a reborn Evelyn enters interracial marriage to Brian. Caught between his parents? conflicts, a teenage Kofi strives to find himself while battling the dangerous voices in his mind.

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