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William Kwane MacKenzie's life has always been full of puzzels. His grandfather is able to answer some of his questions, and directs him to the place where he knows the rest of the answers can be found: Africa.

Ghana, and the time William's parents spent there as aid workers in the sixties, hold the key to the family's secret past. And so William embarks on a voyage that wi
Hardcover, 290 pages
Published 1995 by Viking
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Steven Langdon
I have spent many years working in Ghana, much of that time in the places where this book is set (including Kumasi, Tamale, Techiman, Bolgatanga and Elmina on the coast.) Much of my work, too, was with year-long overseas periods that young people from Canada were experiencing -- much like the secondments that are at the heart of this book's plot.

So it's possible for me to assess how artfully and accurately Audrey Thomas has portrayed Ghana and the experiences of young Canadians in the country. M
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Audrey Grace Thomas, née Callahan, novelist and short story writer (b at Binghamton, NY 17 Nov 1935). Audrey Thomas was educated at Smith College, Mass, and St Andrews University, Scotland, and then taught in England for a year. In 1959 she moved to Canada and in 1963 earned an MA at the University of British Columbia. From 1964 to 1966 she lived in Ghana, but eventually settled on Galiano Island. ...more
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