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Tale of an African Woman [Paperback]

By Thomas Jing (Author)
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The village of Yakiri has been cursed by ancestral wrath because of the treatment of Yaa, the first girl who wrestled her male goatherd peers to earn the right to be initiated into the society of manhood. Her struggle is taken up generations later by Yaya, the granddaughter of Tafan and Wirba. Orphaned like her forebear, Yaya becomes a star student in the village's primary school and promises to go far. But, ask the villagers, is it right to invest in an education for an African girl who may become the property of another village? An educated woman will abandon the farm where she is needed, wear high heels and try to order men around! In the midst of it all, one Irish missionary, living in Africa and for the most time with Africans, literally wiggles his way into hearts and minds. With his intervention, Yaya leaves the village to school in the city, but her troubles as a woman have not really begun. Yarns of cultural borrowing, indigestion and transcendence reveal the simple and complex ways in which community matters are confronted and decided. This happens in shrines where seers are consulted and cowry shells thrown, in palm wine houses, but also around the school and presbytery. The untold stories and perspectives of girls and women burst through in illuminating and uplifting ways. Quarrels, squabbles, near collisions and mutual conversions give way to innovative traditions.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Langaa RPCIG
Pages   332
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.5" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.9"
Weight:   0.85 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2007
Publisher   Langaa RPCIG
ISBN  9956558095  
ISBN13  9789956558094  

Availability  139 units.
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