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Land of My Fathers
Land of My Fathers

Land of My Fathers


272 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, Mobipocket

Cloth, $22.95 (US $22.95) (CA $30.95)

Publication Date: September 2016

ISBN 9781908446497

Rights: US, CA & CAR

HopeRoad (Sep 2016)


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In 1822, a group of ex-slaves and freeborn African Americans leave to settle in West Africa and found Liberia. Against a backdrop of French and British colonialists, and tribes unashamedly trading in human bondage, the hopes and dreams of the newly arrived become entangled in the reality of building a new life in a foreign land. It is not the "home" they had dreamed of returning to.


"What and achievement." —Abbysimian Chronicles

"A work rooted in the salve narrative tradition of Alex Haley's Roots. Not a word more, not a word less. A taut, controlled narrative." —Standard De Letteren

"Well written, lyrical story for the general public." —Association of Dutch Libraries

"A passionate exploration of identity, immigration and power. A novel for our times." —Chika Unigwe

Author Biography

Vamba Sherif was born in Kolahun, Liberia in 1973. In his early teens he moved to Kuwait, where he completed secondary school. The First Gulf War compelled him to leave Kuwait and settle first in Damascus, Syria, and then in The Netherlands, where he read Law. Vamba is also a journalist and film critic.