The Autobiography of an African Princess (BOK)

Fatima Massaquoi

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Born to an African king in colonial Sierra Leone at the beginning of the twentieth century, Princess Fatima Massaquoi lived an extraordinary life that encapsulated the contradictions, upheavals, and unprecedented opportunities of her time. This critical edition of her memoirs makes her story available to readers for the first time. Beginning with her lovingly recounted memories of growing up in Liberia, it follows her to Hamburg, Germany, where she pursued an education and forged friendships, but also experienced the racism, terror, and nationalistic fervor that accompanied the Nazis' rise to power. In the face of these mounting dangers, Massaquoi traveled to the United States, where she furthered her studies, embracing her newfound freedom even as she observed deteriorating conditions in the segregated American South in the early years of the civil rights movement. Spanning continents and cultures, this narrative introduces us to a truly remarkable woman while offering a fascinating window into the complex history of the twentieth century.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Fatima Massaquoi
ISBN 9780230609587
Antall sider 300 Dimensjoner 14,3cm x 22,3cm x 2,2cm
Vekt 488 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Arthur Abraham, Konrad Tuchscherer, Vivian Seton Emner og form African history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Social & cultural history