Search Sweet Country

Author(s): Kojo Laing

Fiction

Winner of the Valco Fund Literary Award for Fiction and the Ghana Book Award.

Bringing the city to life in dizzying, lyrical prose, Laing weaves a story filled with bizarre and often melancholy characters- an idealistic professor, a lovely young witch, a wide-eyed student, a corrupt politician and his hack sidekick, a business-savvy young woman, a healer, a bishop and a crazy man intent on founding his own village. Their collective narratives create a portrait of a country where colonialism is dying, but democracy remains elusive. Search Sweet Country is a timeless, near-forgotten gem by a virtuosic writer, as necessary now as when the book was first published. Like Joyce's Dublin and Dickens's London, Laing's Accra brims with both lush specificity and universal relevance.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780241370094
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : August 2019
  • : --- length: - '19.8' width: - '12.9' units: - Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 823.914
  • : 368
  • : Kojo Laing
  • : Paperback
  • : 1911