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The Moon's Fireflies

by Benjamin Madison

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list price: $9.99
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published: Sep 2010
ISBN:9780889825635
publisher: Oolichan Books
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The eighteen linked short stories in The Moon’s Fireflies take us inside the experience of living as a foreigner in an African village. Adopted by two village boys, Effiong and Little Etim, the narrator is drawn into the life of the West African village of Akai Ison. He has been posted there to teach in the local school but spends most of his time learning.

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Benjamin Madison

Trained as an anthropologist, Benjamin Madison lived and worked in the West African countries of Nigeria, Togo, Ghana, Sierra Leone and The Gambia for seventeen years, generally working in Education and Development. He lived for several years as a volunteer teacher in villages such as those depicted in The Moon’s Fireflies. “These are stories from my earliest years in Africa. I consider myself privileged to have shared the lives of villagers such as those portrayed in The Moon’s Fireflies. Their wisdom and their warmth continue to inspire me.”
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The Moon's Fireflies

The Moon’s Fireflies is a collection of 18 short stories set in West Africa. The first 16 are interconnected and are set in and around the village of Aki Ison in Nigeria. The stories are about an American teacher posted to the village school who ends up learning more about life, tolerance and humanity than he ever expected. The characters are well developed and very likeable.

Madison is a trained anthropologist who worked for many years in West Africa as a volunteer teacher.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. BC Books for BC Schools. 2011-2012.

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