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The autobiography of an African princess

Author: Fatima Massaquoi; Vivian Seton; Konrad Tuchscherer; Arthur Abraham
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This critical edition of Princess Fatima Massaquoi's memoirs begins with her birth in southern Sierra Leone, continues through her childhood in Liberia, moves on to Hamburg, Germany, where she lived  Read more...

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Named Person: Fatima Massaquoi
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fatima Massaquoi; Vivian Seton; Konrad Tuchscherer; Arthur Abraham
ISBN: 9780230609587 0230609589
OCLC Number: 894363531
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 274 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: My birthplace, ethnicity and parents --
My birth and customs about childbirth in the Gallinas country --
Life and customs in the Bali (Bari) country of Sierra Leone --
Life and customs in the Vai country of Liberia --
On beauty and aspects of Vai social organization --
Life in Monrovia --
School begins at Julie C. Emery Hall --
More on life at the mission school --
I bid farewell to Liberia --
I arrive in Germany --
I meet a Nazi --
and more on the work of the consulate-general --
Hard times, "isms" and school --
Christmas and school trips in Germany --
The "invincibles" and my departure for Switzerland --
L'ecole superieure et secondaire (Switzerland) and rough times on my return to Germany --
Departure for America --
Welcome for a "savage" at Lane College and death of Father --
The Fisk University saga --
Goodbye friends --
you shall be hearing from me.
Responsibility: Fatima Massaquoi ; edited with an introduction by Vivian Seton, Konrad Tuchscherer, and Arthur Abraham.
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