The Seasons of Beento Blackbird: A Novel

Little, Brown, 1996 - 367 Seiten
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The Seasons of Beento Blackbird marks the debut of Akosua Busia, an exciting and passionate new novelist. It is the story of Solomon Wilberforce, a magnetic and brilliant man who writes bestselling children's books under the name Beento Blackbird and who has dedicated himself to educating the far-flung children of African descent about their glorious heritage. And it is also the story of the three women who love him: Miriam, the Caribbean midwife who delivered him into the world when she was nine years old; Samantha, his beautiful, talented, and utterly modern New York book agent; and Ashia, an innocent woman-child who awaits him in her native village in Ghana. Solomon spends one season a year with each of these very different women. But when a family tragedy brings him to New York out of season, he finds that the neat compartments that once separated Miriam, Sam, and Ashia begin to fold in on one another. In a life that was once ordered by the cadence of nature itself, suddenly nothing is certain - and Solomon and the women he loves will never be the same again.

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The seasons of Beento Blackbird: a novel

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In this first novel, lead character Solomon is emerging from self-exile and reliving his recent past. His story revolves around three very different women--one from the Caribbean, one from America, one from Africa, and all in love with him. (LJ 9/15/96) Vollständige Rezension lesen

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15.1b independent in spring - Ghana author page 165: "'Tell her that most black children outside Africa know that six million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust, but they don't know that one hundred ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Über den Autor (1996)

Born in Ghana, educated in Europe, and now living in Los Angeles, Akosua Busia appeared as Nettie alongside Oprah Winfrey in The Color Purple. The Seasons of Beento Blackbird is her first novel.

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