Songs of an African Angel

F. Driessen

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ISBN: 9789464186703, geïllustreerd, 243 blz., March 2021, Engels

Uitgever: Brave New Books


Gafouré is an ancient river spirit from the Niger river delta. Since times immemorial he has been the guardian of all living creatures in this earthly paradise.
However, when two of his protégés get captured by slave traders and are being sold to work on plantations in the America's, his world gets torn apart. He decides to follow them to the other side of the world.
Three generations later he manages to help them escape to the young Kingdom of the Netherlands, but even here they remain haunted by racism and discrimination for another 70 years.
When they finally seem to get settled in Europe, W.W. I and a few years later W.W. II break out and Gafouré decides to on a search for a way back to Africa.
To reach this goal, he whispers the stories of his ancestors in the ears of young actor/musician Efjay, one of the descendants of the former slaves.
Are his stories truthful, however...?
Efjay tries to find out what's true and what's not, and in the process writes down all the songs that his ancestral spirit sings to him.

Gafouré, Songs of an African Angel is his first autobiografical novel in English.


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