The Last Harmattan of Alusine Dunbar

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Pearson Education, 1990 - Fiction - 398 pages
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In a chimerical world of illusion and truth, fired by a language that challenges the imagination, this book tells the story of a Sierra Leone-like country, from the time of the freed black American slaves who returned to Africa.

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About the author (1990)

Syl Cheney-Coker was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and is the author of five volumes of poetry, a collection of essays, and the novel "The Last Harmattan of Alusine Dunbar", which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize (Africa) and was named one of the "20th century's 100 best Africa books."

In 2000, Cheney-Coker was appointed the first writer-in-residence in the United States by The International Parliament of Writers, under its Cities of Refuge program. He has held other writer-in-residency positions and taught at universities in Africa, Asia, and the United States. He now divides his time between the United States and Sierra Leone.

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