The Black Ancestor

The Black Ancestor

by Albert Russo
     
 

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When Leodine, a young white girl living in the Belgian Congo, discovers that her great-grandmother was African, she feels tainted and somehow unclean. New dilemmas arise in her life: Should she continue to befriend Yolande, the mulatto girl at her school? Or will her white friends begin to suspect she and Yolande share a common ancestry? Amid much internal…  See more details below

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When Leodine, a young white girl living in the Belgian Congo, discovers that her great-grandmother was African, she feels tainted and somehow unclean. New dilemmas arise in her life: Should she continue to befriend Yolande, the mulatto girl at her school? Or will her white friends begin to suspect she and Yolande share a common ancestry? Amid much internal confusion, Leodine embarks on a journey, both physical and metaphysical, in search of her true identity.
The Black Ancestor is part of Russo's award-winning African trilogy, which also includes Eclipse over Lake Tanganyika and Mixed Blood.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935437031
Publisher:
Imago Press
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Albert Russo has published worldwide over 65 books of poetry, fiction, and photography, in English and in French, his two mother-tongues, and is the recipient of many awards, such as The American Society of Writers Fiction Award, The British Diversity Short Story Award, several New York Poetry Forum Awards, Amelia Prose and Poetry awards, and the Prix Colette, among others. His work has been translated into a dozen languages, including German, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Turkish, Bengali, and Polish, broadcast by the World Service of the BBC, and published on the five continents in 22 countries. His photography books have garnered several prizes, among them the Indie Excellence awards. Russo was a member of the 1996 jury for the prestigious Neustadt International Prize for Literature, which often leads to the Nobel Prize of Literature.

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