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Hans Ulrich Obrist

This legendary writer from Guadeloupe who now lives near Arles is famous for books such as Crossing the Mangrove and Segu. This book is about her formative years at a time when African colonies became independent in the 1950s and ‘60s. Personal and political, it includes her time in Ghana when Kwame Nkrumah was president, and her encounters with Malcom X, Che Guevara and Maya Angelou. It is also the story of a young mother raising four children and of finding the freedom to be a writer.

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