The Hundred Wells of Salaga by Ayesha Harruna Attah
Saturday 30 June, British Library
13:30 – 14:00
Book launch with Ayesha Harruna Attah in conversation with Marcelle Mateki Akita.
Immerse yourself in the rhythms, relationships, desires and struggles in women’s lives in 19th century Ghana. Aminah lives an idyllic life until she is brutally separated from her home and forced on a journey that turns her from a daydreamer into a resilient woman. Wurche, the willful daughter of a chief, is desperate to play an important role in her father’s court. These two women’s lives converge as infighting among Wurche’s people threatens the region during the height of the slave trade. Rich in historical detail, Attah’s third novel is a powerful story of courage, forgiveness, love and freedom.