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Author Blake, Susan Louise, 1946-

Title Letters from Togo / by Susan Blake ; foreword by Albert E. Stone
Edition 1st ed
Published Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 1991

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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 179 pages) : 1 map
Series Singular lives
Singular lives.
Contents 1983 -- Thursday, September 1: Arrival -- Friday, September 2: Clear Light of Day -- Friday, September 9: Buying a Car -- Monday, September 12: Tam-tam Funeral -- Friday, September 16: Martin/Mahouna -- Sunday, September 18: Expats -- Tuesday, September 20: Home Improvement -- Friday, September 23: Chez Mahouna -- Sunday, September 25: Village Visit -- Monday, September 26: Bypass Plumbing -- Friday, September 30: Labor History Seminar -- Friday, September 30: On the Town -- Sunday, October 2: The Plateau -- Friday, October 14: Ecole des Lettres -- Sunday, October 16: Family Friend -- Friday, October 21: First Week of School -- Sunday, October 23: Housewarming -- Sunday, October 30: Second Week of School -- Tuesday, November 8: Junior Year Abroad -- Tuesday, November 15: Literature without Books -- Sunday, November 20: Coffee-Cocoa Triangle -- Wednesday, November 23: Neighbors -- Saturday, November 26: "Avoir le Temps" -- Thursday, December 1: Birthday -- Sunday, December 4: New Clothes -- Thursday, December 8: Information -- Tuesday, December 13: Integrated Development -- Sunday, December 18: 1984 -- Friday, December 23: Roommates -- Monday, December 26: Christmas -- 1984 -- Sunday, January 1: Tourists in Benin -- Sunday, January 8: "A & P" -- Saturday, January 14: Le Treize Janvier -- Saturday, January 28 Maitrise [Maîtrise] -- Sunday, February 12: The Doorbell -- Sunday, February 19: Ecole Normale -- Wednesday, February 22: Veronique [Véronique] -- Friday, February 24: Breakdowns -- Sunday, March 4: Economics -- Sunday, March 11: Hot Season -- Sunday, March 25: Culture Crossing -- Saturday, April 7: The Route d'Atakpame [d'Atakpamé] -- Monday, April 16: To the North -- Tuesday, May 15: The Color Purple -- Monday, June 11: Borders -- Saturday, June 16: The Airport -- Monday, June 18: A Day on the Ghana Border -- Monday, June 25: Accra and Home -- Postscript, 1991
Summary Blake's adventurous essays--her Letters from Togo--are based on the letters she wrote to her friends from Lomé, the West African capital where she spent a Fulbright year teaching American literature from 1983 to 1984. As Blake begins the process of making sense out of a vibrant, seeming anarchy, we are pulled along with her into the heart of Togo--a tiny dry strip of a country no one can even find on a map. With her delightful prose and insight for detail Blake introduces us to Mahouna, her housekeeper, who runs a cold drink business from his refrigerator in a country where electricity is unre
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Subject Blake, Susan Louise, 1946- -- Travel -- Togo -- Lomé Region
Blake, Susan Louise, 1946- -- Correspondence
Blake, Susan Louise, 1946-
Université du Bénin.
Université du Bénin
Literature teachers -- Togo -- Lomé Region -- Correspondence
Literature teachers -- United States -- Correspondence
TRAVEL -- General.
Literature teachers
Manners and customs
Travel
Lomé Region (Togo) -- Description and travel
Lomé Region (Togo) -- Social life and customs
Togo -- Lomé Region
United States
Genre/Form Personal correspondence
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1587290189
9781587290183