Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant

A Novel

eBook - 2016 | First American edition
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In Cameroon in 1931, Sara is taken from her family and brought to Mount Pleasant as a gift for Sultan Njoya, the Bamum leader cast into exile by French colonialists. Just nine years old and on the verge of becoming one of the sultan's hundreds of wives, Sara's story takes an unexpected turn when she is recognized by Bertha, the slave in charge of training Njoya's brides, as Nebu, the son she lost tragically years before. In Sara's new life as a boy she bears witness to the world of Sultan Njoya--a magical yet declining place of artistic and intellectual minds. Seven decades later, a student returns home to Cameroon to research the place it once was, and she finds Sara, silent for decades, ready to tell her story.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016
Edition: First American edition
Copyright Date: text,, ©2011
translation,, ©2016
ISBN: 0374713081 electronic bk
9780374713089 electronic bk
Branch Call Number: eBOOK FIC NGANANG
Characteristics: 1 online resource (368 pages) : illustrations, map
Additional Contributors: Reid, Amy Baram 1964-- Translator

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