Caryl Phillips' ambitious and powerful novel spans two hundred and fifty
years of the African diaspora. It tracks two brothers and a sister on their
separate journeys through different epochs and continents: one as a
missionary to Liberia in the 1830s, one a pioneer on a wagon trail to the
American West later that century, and one a GI posted to a Yorkshire
village in the Second World War. Crossing the River won the James Tait
Black Memorial Award in 1994, and was shortlisted for the 1993 Booker

Caryl Phillips—Crossing The River

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