Cleopatra Confesses pdf

Cleopatra Confesses  pdf

Title: Cleopatra Confesses pdf

Author: Carolyn Meyer

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Young Adult,Historical,Northern Africa,Egypt,Fiction,Retellings,Novels,African Literature,Egyptian Literature,Cultural,Literature,Ancient

Pages: 291 pages

Cleopatra Confesses pdf

It is the first century B.C. Cleopatra, the third of the pharaoh’s six children, is the one that her father has chosen to be the next queen of Egypt. But when King Ptolemy is forced into exile, Cleopatra is left alone to fend for herself in a palace rife with intrigue and murder. Smart, courageous, ambitious and sensuously beautiful, she possesses the charm to cause two of history’s most famous leaders to fall in love with her. But as her cruel sisters plot to steal the throne, Cleopatra realizes there is only one person on whom she can rely–herself.,In Cleopatra Confesses, award winning author Carolyn Meyer writes the story of the teenage girl who would become Egypt’s most unforgettable queen, from her early years to her her ultimate destiny.

 

The Hundred Wells of Salaga pdf

The Hundred Wells of Salaga  pdf

Title: The Hundred Wells of Salaga pdf

Author: Ayesha Harruna Attah

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Fiction,Cultural,Africa,Western Africa,Ghana,Literature,African Literature,Historical

Pages: 234 pages

The Hundred Wells of Salaga pdf

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 19th century. ,Set in pre-colonial Ghana, The Hundred Wells of Salaga is a story of courage, forgiveness, love and freedom. Through the experiences of Aminah and Wurche, it offers a remarkable view of slavery and how the scramble for Africa affected the lives of everyday people.

 

Foreign Gods, Inc. pdf

Foreign Gods, Inc.  pdf

Title: Foreign Gods, Inc. pdf

Author: Okey Ndibe

Genre: ,Fiction,Cultural,Africa,Western Africa,Nigeria,Literature,African Literature

Pages: 336 pages

Foreign Gods, Inc. pdf

Foreign Gods, Inc., tells the story of Ike, a New York-based Nigerian cab driver who sets out to steal the statue of an ancient war deity from his home village and sell it to a New York gallery. ,Ike’s plan is fueled by desperation. Despite a degree in economics from a major American college, his strong accent has barred him from the corporate world. Forced to eke out a living as a cab driver, he is unable to manage the emotional and material needs of a temperamental African American bride and a widowed mother demanding financial support. When he turns to gambling, his mounting losses compound his woes.,And so he travels back to Nigeria to steal the statue, where he has to deal with old friends, family, and a mounting conflict between those in the village who worship the deity, and those who practice Christianity. ,A meditation on the dreams, promises and frustrations of the immigrant life in America; the nature and impact of religious conflicts; an examination of the ways in which modern culture creates or heightens infatuation with the “exotic,” including the desire to own strange objects and hanker after ineffable illusions; and an exploration of the shifting nature of memory, Foreign Gods is a brilliant work of fiction that illuminates our globally interconnected world like no other.