Hundred Wells of Salaga, The
Ayesha Harruna Attah
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Cassava Republic Press
The Hundred Wells of Salaga is a story of two women’s paths crossing in pre-colonial Ghana, during the scramble for Africa. It follows their relationships, desires, and struggles while the world around them is quickly changing.
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.
|Dimensions||135 × 216 mm|