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Author: Véronique Tadjo; Amy Baram Reid
Publisher: Banbury, UK : Ayebia ; Boulder, CO : Distributed outside Africa, Europe and the United Kingdom and in the USA exclusively by Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This award-winning novel, woven into the framework of eighteenth century West Africa, recounts the story of Queen Abraha Pokou's sacrifice of her son to save the Baoule people. But it is also much more than that. Telling and retelling the story, changing key elements each time - what if the queen saved her son? what if she went crazy from grief? what if she ended up on a slave ship?
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Named Person: Pokou, Queen of the Baoulé; Pokou, Queen of the Baoulé
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Véronique Tadjo; Amy Baram Reid
ISBN: 9780955507991 0955507995
OCLC Number: 426120620
Awards: Grand Prix Littéraire d'Afrique Noire, 2005
Description: xxiii, 70 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Reine Pokou.
Responsibility: by Véronique Tadjo ; translated from the French by Amy Baram Reid.

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This award-winning novel, woven into the framework of eighteenth century West Africa, recounts the story of Queen Abraha Pokou's sacrifice of her son to save the Baoule people. But it is also much more than that. Telling and retelling the story, changing key elements each time - what if the queen saved her son? what if she went crazy from grief? what if she ended up on a slave ship?

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