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The Resource The boy who spat in Sargrenti's eye, Manu Herbstein

The boy who spat in Sargrenti's eye, Manu Herbstein

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The boy who spat in Sargrenti's eye
Title
The boy who spat in Sargrenti's eye
Statement of responsibility
Manu Herbstein
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Sargrenti is the name by which Major General Sir Garnet Wolseley, KCMG (1833 -- 1913) is still known in the West African state of Ghana. Kofi Gyan, the 15-year old boy who spits in Sargrenti's eye, is the nephew of the chief of Elmina, a town on the Atlantic coast of Ghana. On Christmas Day, 1871, Kofi's godfather gives him a diary as a Christmas present and charges him with the task of keeping a personal record of the momentous events through which they are living. This novel is a transcription of Kofi's diary
  • "On 13 June, 1873 British forces bombarded Elmina Town and destroyed it. It was never rebuilt. Later that same year, using seaborne artillery, the British flattened ten coastal towns and villages - including Axim, Takoradi and Sekondi. On 6th February, 1874, after looting the Asantehene's palace in Kumase, British troops blew up the stone building and set the city on fire, razing it to the ground. 15-year old Kofi Gyan witnesses these events and records them in his diary. This novel, first published soon after the 140th anniversary of the sack of Kumase, tells his story."--Back cover
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Herbstein, Manu
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ghana
  • Great Britain
  • British colonies
  • Ghana
Label
The boy who spat in Sargrenti's eye, Manu Herbstein
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Ghana in 2014 by Techmate Publishers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn985208839
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9789988233044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
The boy who spat in Sargrenti's eye, Manu Herbstein
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Ghana in 2014 by Techmate Publishers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn985208839
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9789988233044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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