The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood
Audio CDs in MP3 / English: MP3, 32 kb/s (2 ch) | Duration: 9 Hours | ISBN-10: 0743579518 | 2008 | 792 MBGenre: Biographies
"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 daughter.""