The Hundred Wells of Salaga

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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Other Press, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781590519950
1590519957
Branch Call Number: FIC ATTAH
Characteristics: 225 pages : map, genealogical tables ; 21 cm

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Two young women on different sides of the slave trade, one a slave and the other a daughter to a king complicit in the trade, anchor this captivating tale of family, love, and power set in pre-colonial Ghana. Based on the author's family history.


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