Memories of Sun: Stories of Africa and America
What is it like to grow up in different parts of Africa today?
And what's it like to be a child of two cultures -- an American living in Africa, or an African living in America?
In South Africa visit the Bushman Farm, where a lonely girl meets a group of Bushmen who are making their living as a tourist attraction -- and finds friendship and family as she's never known them before. In Tanzania join an American family on an unforgettable safari whose highlights include a broken car, a camp of armed men, heat, tsetse flies, and laughter. In Los Angeles be surprised by what happens when a teenage veteran from war in Sierra Leone comes into conflict with a local gang leader.
Jane Kurtz, who is herself a child of two cultures -- Ethiopia and America -- has gathered a remarkable collection of voices. These twelve stories and three poems sing of Africa, of America, and of people changing, growing, crying, and laughing under the same sun.
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Summary: This book is a collection of stories and poems that explore African culture. Personal connection: The stories and poems invoke strong emotion in the reader, and I was touched by many of the ... Read full review