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The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood

By: "Cooper, Helene"

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Simon & Schuster:

Seller ID: 9780743266253

ISBN: 0743266250

Condition: GOOD


Helene Cooper is Congo, a descendant of two Liberian dynasties traced back to the first ship of freemen that set sail from New York in 1820 to found Monrovia. Helene grew up at Sugar Beach, a twenty-two-room mansion by the sea. Her childhood was filled with servants, flashy cars, a villa in Spain, and a farmhouse up-country. It was also an African childhood, filled with knock foot games and hot pepper soup, heartmen and neegee. When Helene was eight, the Coopers took in a foster child a common custom among the Liberian elite. Eunice, a Bassa girl, suddenly became known as Mrs. Cooper s daughte... View more info