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The Taste of Smoke: Stories About Africa

by Stacy J. Tuthill

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This book provides a fresh perspective on contemporary Africa. Nineteen short stories concentrate on Africans south of the Sahara trying to adapt & succeed in the modern world while clinging to traditional customs. Stories deal with a woman's role of obedience in tribal societies & the strict division of labor as well as struggles men experience in finding work & providing for extended families. About half the stories deal with expatriates buffeted by uncertainties in a strange land & puzzled by different concepts of time & expectations of men & women. "Although the barrier between African & American culture is not easily breached, Tuthill skillfully illuminates universal human emotions."--(PUBLISHERS WEEKLY). A striking authentic mask decorates a red, full-color, 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" soft cover. "I couldn't put it down," wrote Josephine Jacobsen, prize winning poet, writer & former consultant at the Library of Congress. THE TASTE OF SMOKE is recommended for general reading for young & old, as well as supplementary texts in International Centers & African Studies programs. Order from East Coast Books, Box 15132, Chevy Chase, MD 20825, 301-652-0835.… (more)
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This book provides a fresh perspective on contemporary Africa. Nineteen short stories concentrate on Africans south of the Sahara trying to adapt & succeed in the modern world while clinging to traditional customs. Stories deal with a woman's role of obedience in tribal societies & the strict division of labor as well as struggles men experience in finding work & providing for extended families. About half the stories deal with expatriates buffeted by uncertainties in a strange land & puzzled by different concepts of time & expectations of men & women. "Although the barrier between African & American culture is not easily breached, Tuthill skillfully illuminates universal human emotions."--(PUBLISHERS WEEKLY). A striking authentic mask decorates a red, full-color, 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" soft cover. "I couldn't put it down," wrote Josephine Jacobsen, prize winning poet, writer & former consultant at the Library of Congress. THE TASTE OF SMOKE is recommended for general reading for young & old, as well as supplementary texts in International Centers & African Studies programs. Order from East Coast Books, Box 15132, Chevy Chase, MD 20825, 301-652-0835.

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