WaWa West Africa: A Coming of Age Memoir

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Balboa Press, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 156 pages
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This book is an exciting adventurous story for young readers and old that traces the humorous tales of living in many cultures and societies and eventually coming of age. Once the reader learns what a WaWa is they will find it in the story along the way and eventually apply it to their lives. Once you pick up this book you will not want to put it down until it is finished and you will want to read your favorite stories again and again.

“In WaWa West Africa William Coughlan weaves a poetic tapestry of memory and wonder. Here the eyes of a young American boy are opened wide by the cultural complexities of a foreign land that soon becomes his second home. Mixing astute observation with irony, warmth, and humor, WaWa West Africa invites its readers to embark on global journey from one station of the heart to another. In a time of unprecedented globalization, Coughlan’s moving memoir imaginatively traverses the planet in search of compassion, connection, and a reverence for difference.”

Stephen Pfohl

Professor of Sociology, Boston College


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