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The Bight of Benin By Kelly J. Morris
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In this collection of short fiction, Kelly J. Morris takes the reader on a tour of the African nations bordering The Bight of Benin: Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria. We meet Inspector Toh-Jay, a... More > crafty and resourceful policeman in a remote district; the Water Witch, a bald, skinny monk who claims he can find water with his divining rod; bank employees and Afro-American immigrants enduring Ghana's hard times; a field agent demoted to janitor who reflects upon his job; subsistence farmers struggling in the money economy; civil servants with secure jobs but enormous family responsibilities; small entrepreneurs trying to make a living and stay in business; Toma, the apprentice truck driver with ambitions for a better life; women and girls carving out new roles while trying to satisfy the expectations of their families and their society; devout practitioners of African religions as well as Christianity and Islam; true believers and charlatans; and many more.< Less