Dancing and Singing on Independence Avenue
Lisa Rossetti explores her memories of a childhood spent in colonial West Africa to create a unique collection of life writing, short stories and poems. Jen and Elizabeth remember their friendship with both joy and sadness as – like the mythical Sankofa Bird – they look back into their shared past and their uncertain future. Tensions and conflicts abound between cultures, women and husbands, mothers and daughters. Old ways clash with the new in a country struggling to establish a new identity without abandoning its traditions and wisdom. These are tales of simpler times offering a gentle perspective on finding independence and hope in times of great change.
Published: 6 September 2012