Indigo: In Search of the Colour that Seduced the World

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A&C Black, Aug 1, 2012 - Africa, West - 256 pages
A richly-told, personal quest across the ancient trade routes of West Africa, and the unforgettable story of a rare, luminuous colour.
 

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User Review  - KarenIrelandPhillips - LibraryThing

I had high expectations of this memoir, but found it merely a self-indulgent travelogue. The writing was serviceable, but the author couldn't seem to decide whether this was a story about her personal ... Read full review

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

I would have liked a book about Indigo, instead of the author's journey throughout West Africa. Even then, the author's travelogue is peppered with awkward dialogue, and has a stuffy head over their Fulbright scholarship. A disappointment. Read full review

Contents

Chapter I
2
Chapter
8
An Invitation Ghana
15
A Burning Heart Ghana
50
Widows Blues Ghana
71
PINDERS
103
The Chanel of Africa Ghana I
118
Amazons Wives of the Gods
130
Not Everything You Can Own
150
The Beautiful One Ghana
165
Blue Gold and Concubines Niger
194
Its Never Late New York City
219
Acknowledgments
233
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About the author (2012)

Catherine McKinley is the author of The Book of Sarahs. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, where she has taught Creative Nonfiction, and a former Fulbright Scholar in Ghana, West Africa, where she began her research on indigo. She lives in New York City.

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