The Boy who Spat in Sargrenti's Eye

2014 Third Place Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature: Ghana
Publisher: 
Techmate Publishers Ltd
Pub Date: 
September 2014
Pages: 
232
Fiction
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789988-191847

On 13 June, 1873 British forces bombarded Elmina Town and destroyed it. It was never rebuilt. Later that same year, using seaborne artillery, the British flattened ten coastal towns and villages - including Axim, Takoradi and Sekondi. On 6 February, 1874, after looting the Asantehene's palace in Kumasi, British troops blew up the stone building and set the city on fire, razing it to the ground. 15-year old Kofi Gyan witnesses these events and records them in his diary. This novel, first published soon after the 140th anniversary of the sack of Kumase, tells his story.

 

"Herbstein’s magic lies in the way that he reveals them through such a compelling story of a young man caught in the midst of turmoil and change." -Africa Access Review

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On 13 June, 1873 British forces bombarded Elmina Town and destroyed it. It was never rebuilt. Later that same year, using seaborne artillery, the British flattened ten coastal towns and villages - including Axim, Takoradi and Sekondi. On 6 February, 1874, after looting the Asantehene's palace in Kumasi, British troops blew up the stone building and set the city on fire, razing it to the ground. 15-year old Kofi Gyan witnesses these events and records them in his diary. This novel, first published soon after the 140th anniversary of the sack of Kumase, tells his story.

 

"Herbstein’s magic lies in the way that he reveals them through such a compelling story of a young man caught in the midst of turmoil and change." -Africa Access Review

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