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The hundred wells of Salaga

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"Based on true events, a story of courage, forgiveness, love, and freedom in pre-colonial 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 turns 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"--

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Livonia Public Library FIC ATT (Text)
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  • ISBN: 9781590519950
  • Physical Description: 225 pages : map, genealogical tables ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Other Press, [2019]

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"A novel"--Cover.
Includes a Q&A with the author.
"First published in Nigeria by Cassava Republic Press in 2018"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"Based on true events, a story of courage, forgiveness, love, and freedom in pre-colonial 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 turns 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Ghana > History > To 1957 > Fiction.
Slavery > Ghana > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Slave trade > Ghana > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.


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