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Ancestor stones

Author: Aminatta Forna
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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A dark rock the shape of a man's cigar. A broken pebble, open like a split plum. A stone with a dimple that fitted my thumb. A twinkling crystal. A pale three-cornered stone. I won't say I found them quickly. Not at all. Bobbio helped me. But even then, there were some I never found, whose faces I did not remember as well as I imagined. The Ancestors, my mother called them.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aminatta Forna
ISBN: 0871139448 9780871139443
OCLC Number: 70054386
Description: 317 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Abie, 2003: The women's gardens --
Seeds: Asana, 1926: Shadows of the moon --
Mariama, 1931: Stones --
Hawa, 1939: Fish --
Serah, 1950: Woman palava --
Dreams: Asana, 1941: Bitter kola --
Mariama, 1942: Kassila the sea god --
Hawa, 1955: Josephine Baker --
Searah, 1956: Red shoes --
Secrets: Hawa, 1965: The music of flutes --
Mariama, 1970: Other side of the road --
Seah, 1978: The dream --
Asana, 1985: Mambore --
Consequences: Hawa, 1991: Sugar --
Serah, 1996: The storm --
Asana, 1998: The box --
Mariama, 1999: Twelfth night --
Epilogue: Abie, 2003: The women's gardens II.
Responsibility: Aminatta Forna.
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A dark rock the shape of a man's cigar. A broken pebble, open like a split plum. A stone with a dimple that fitted my thumb. A twinkling crystal. A pale three-cornered stone. I won't say I found them quickly. Not at all. Bobbio helped me. But even then, there were some I never found, whose faces I did not remember as well as I imagined. The Ancestors, my mother called them.

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