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Fortune's Favored Child (Paperback)
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Fortune's Favored Child (Paperback)

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Paperback 392 Pages / Published: 30/05/2014
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Raouf Mama is widely beloved by children and adults alike for his books and especially for his African and multicultural storytelling, which incorporates poetry, song, music, and dance. In Fortune's Favored Child, the master storyteller tells his own story, beginning in the West African country of Benin. Through a harrowing experience with sickness, an encounter with a clairvoyant traditional healer, and astonishing twists of fortune, the protagonist struggles to uncover his real identity, to get an education, and to make his own way in the world. His journey takes him to the shores of the United States to attend graduate school at the University of Michigan and begin a new chapter in his life.

Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810129733
Number of pages: 392
Weight: 658 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 33 mm


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"Rich in humor, sorrow, and thought-provoking plot turns." --"Booklist"


Rich in humor, sorrow, and thought-provoking plot turns. "Booklist""


Why Monkeys Live in Trees and Other Stories from Benin "The lessons . . . timeless, [leave] all of us . . . to reflect on past experiences and bring our newfound insights into the future."

--Neighbor's Magazine


The Barefoot Book of Tropical Tales "His retellings are graceful and fluid."--School Library Journal

"Rich in humor, sorrow, and thought-provoking plot turns." --Booklist

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