The Seasons of Beento Blackbird by Akosua Busia
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His father's death changes the life of writer Solomon Wilberforce, a best-selling novelist whose search for love and heritage sends him across Africa, America, and the Caribbean and into the arms of three different women. A first novel. Tour.
 

About Akosua Busia

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Born in Ghana, educated in Europe, and now living in Los Angeles, Akosua Busia appeared as Nettie alongside Oprah Winfrey in The Color Purple. The Seasons of Beento Blackbird is her first novel.
 
Published January 1, 1996 by HUTCHINSON. 241 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Forced to choose between them, Solomon flees, only to emerge after a period of solitude and Bible study with an Afrocentric reading of Christianity and the convictions that love is all and Miriam is the only wife for him.

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Unabashedly sentimental and preachily uplifting, Busia's sprawling first novel maps the physical, erotic and spiritual migrations of Solomon Wilberforce. Under the pseudonym of Beento Blackbird, Solom

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At one point, Busia writes that Solomon's ""inner child was eager to come out and show him how to lead the children into a bright new world."" This is book is written with a similar, wide-eyed eagerness.

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