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  • Published: 5 November 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241370094
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $22.99

Search Sweet Country




Search Sweet Country follows the lives of an eclectic, interconnected group of Ghanaians living in and around the sprawling, chaotic city of Accra in the mid-1970s.

Winner of the Valco Fund Literary Award for Fiction and the Ghana Book Award.

Bringing the city to life in dizzying, lyrical prose, Laing weaves a story filled with bizarre and often melancholy characters: an idealistic professor, a lovely young witch, a wide-eyed student, a corrupt politician and his hack sidekick, a business-savvy young woman, a healer, a bishop and a crazy man intent on founding his own village. Their collective narratives create a portrait of a country where colonialism is dying, but democracy remains elusive. Search Sweet Country is a timeless, near-forgotten gem by a virtuosic writer, as necessary now as when the book was first published. Like Joyce's Dublin and Dickens's London, Laing's Accra brims with both lush specificity and universal relevance.

  • Published: 5 November 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241370094
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $22.99

Praise for Search Sweet Country

The finest novel written in English ever to come out of the African continent

Binyavanga Wainaina

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