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Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village, Erdman, Sarah
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Author Name:    Erdman, Sarah

Title:   Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Picador 

ISBN Number:   0312423128 / 9780312423124

Seller ID:   ING9780312423124

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The village of Nambonkaha in the Ivory Coast is a place where electricity hasn't yet arrived, where sorcerers still conjure magic, where the tok-tok sound of women pounding corn fills the morning air like a drumbeat. As Sarah Erdman enters the social fold of the village as a Peace Corps volunteer, she finds that Nambonkaha is also a place where AIDS threatens and poverty is constant, where women suffer the indignities of patriarchal customs, and where children work like adults while still managing to dream. Lyrical and topical, Erdman's beautiful debut captures the astonishing spirit of an unforgettable community.



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