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Villagers from the magical community of Tukwan in the Asante region of Ghana travel to their sister city, Levensvale, in Scotland
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Kojo Laing is renowned Ghanaian poet and novelist. His first two novels - Search Sweet Country and Woman of the Aeroplanes - were first published by William Heinemann in the 1980s. Acclaimed at the time by critics such as Robert Fraser and Adewale Maja-Pearce, the Heinemann African Writers Series' republication of these seminal works comes at a time of renewed interest in Laing, who has been a major influence on a younger generation of writers. Other Laing titlespreviously published by the Series are the poetry collection Godhorseand the novel Major Gentl and the Achimota Wars.From Library Journal:
This extraordinary novel eloquently uses pithy humor, fantasy, satire, and bawdy language from African folktales to comment on contemporary society. Enveloped in eternal mist outside mortal time and reality, and invisible to cartographers, Tukwan, Ghana and Levansvale, Scotland are two sister towns, each seeking to enrich its coffers and exchange characteristic virtues. This rich tale is the story of their successes, failures, resolutions, and confrontations with mortality. The novel's imagery is metaphorical and exotic: a lake is one of four town bosses in Tukwan, Levensvale's rocket "rides and diffuses the anger in the heart," sacred ducks and termites defend humans. Characterization and language are both inventive, consistent, and supportive of action from the opening sentence to the end. This is no sleepy Brigadoon. Here, activity and travel are constant, moving in and out of histories; romance flourishes; and love makes daily inventions possible.
- Veronica Mitchell, New York
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