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 corns fills the morning air like a drumbeat. As a Peace Corps volunteer, Sarah Erdman 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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ISBN
: 9780312423124
Author
: Sarah Erdman
Cover
: Paperback
Publisher
: Picador