*Walking on Cowrie Shells
Walking on Cowrie Shells focuses on the lives of hyphenated-Americans with a multi-cultural heritage in the United States and Africa. The book spans genres - literary realism, horror, mystery, YA, science fiction - and features complex, fully-embodied characters: tongue-tied linguistic anthropologists, comic book enthusiasts and even water goddesses. The author hopes her stories entertain readers while also offering them a counterpoint to prevalent "heart of darkness" writing that too often depicts a singular "African" experience plagued by locusts, hunger, and tribal in-fighting.
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