Nine Hills to Nambonkaha
Two Years in the Heart of an African Village
ISBN10: 0312423128 ISBN13: 9780312423124 Publisher: Picador USA Published: Jul 1 2004 Pages: 322 Weight: 0.68lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.75" Depth: 1.25" Language: English
The village of Nambonkaha in the Ivory Coast is a place where electricity hasn't yet arrived, where sorcerers still conjure magic, where the tok-tok sound of women pounding corn fills the morning air like a drumbeat. As Sarah Erdman enters the social fold of the village as a Peace Corps volunteer, she finds that Nambonkaha is also a place where AIDS threatens and poverty is constant, where women suffer the indignities of patriarchal customs, and where children work like adults while still managing to dream. Lyrical and topical, Erdman's beautiful debut captures the astonishing spirit of an unforgettable community.