Author: C. William Allen
C. William Allen unravels the cultural complexities of Liberian society. A double drama of the lives of two teenage boys, Obadiah (OB) Dixon and Jeremiah (Jerry) Saye Gompa, the tale unfolds to show how friendship transcends the barriers of the country and kwi (city) dichotomy that sometimes polarizes Liberian society. As Allen addresses the familiar themes of rural versus urban values, he spices his work with scenes of teenage romance, traditional religion, politics, polygamy, and death. Like his first novel, An Obituary for Hawa Barchue (1983), its meticulous mix of facts and fiction makes it also a roman à clef novel.
Binding: perfect bound softcover
Publication date: 2006
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Situations / Adolescence; JUVENILE FICTION / Social Situations / Friendship; JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Africa; JUVENILE FICTION / Lifestyles / Country Life; JUVENILE FICTION / Lifestyles / City & Town Life