AMERICAN CHARITY 2014
What would you do to save the one you love?
In American Charity, a new novel by I.C. Moore; Charity, a young Ghanaian woman receives an ominously worded letter from her husband Conrad who left Ghana to follow his dream to attend school in America.
Conrad is soon sidetracked by the seduction of money, women and the realities of the culture clash in America and Europe. In a desperate moment, he sends Charity a farewell letter. When she receives it, the adventure begins as she discovers herself and the realities of the “American Dream.”
Set in the early 1990’s Charity takes a bold risk and leaves the security of her family in West Africa to follow the tracks of her husband. Her urgent mission to find Conrad and bring him home safely leads her through a cross section of characters: a New York shyster, Bank robbing Haitians, a homeless family, Chicago mobsters, a Baptist minister, a Muslim family caught up in the Oklahoma bombing, and a mysterious guardian angel looking out for both Charity and Conrad.
Will Charity find her husband and bring him home safely? Find out in American Charity.
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At last, a story about Africa, that’s not about Europe’s view of Africa. I applaud I.C.Moore for bringing the truth of our great nation of Ghana to a wider audience. And this story is not old hat either; because so many of our men are tempted and lost to the west, leaving their wives and children behind, to toil in poverty and shame. This story gives the other side of what happens when an African man, and perhaps any man, goes to America and is caught up in the glitz that we see on our TV’s every day. I felt I was on that journey with Charity. I felt her pain and isolation and fears. Well done Mr. Moore, I look forward to many more such stories.
American Charity on October 10, 2014 by Nora Coltrane, Albion Reviewers, UK
A young woman from West Africa journeys to America in search of her husband? In today’s world this is another one of those little known stories - except to the wives left behind in Africa - where the husbands leave Africa to go in search of their fortunes. The story follows the adventures of Conrad, the husband, as he seeks an education in the West and is quickly distracted and seduced by the bright lights of the new world. We follow his sexual and nefarious adventures in Scotland, Canada and North America, as he descends deeper and deeper into a world he doesn’t fully understand. Meanwhile his wife, Charity, overcomes her fear of leaving the safe confines of her home, in Accra, Ghana, to embrace the fear of searching for her husband in a strange and foreign land, rather than live without him. We get an intimate vision of America from an outsider’s point of view. These outsiders become our guides as they journey through the America of the early 1990’s. Their fascination with America and everything American evolves as they embrace the underbelly of the American experience. After some truly frightening and hilarious adventures with Bank robbing Haitians, a homeless family in East St. Louis, Chicago mobsters, a Charming Baptist minister, a Muslim family caught up in the Oklahoma bombing, and a mysterious guardian angel looking out for both Charity and Conrad, they finally find each other.
Strengthen by their profound experiences they return to Ghana made richer by their experiences and with a new appreciation for the charity and love of their many new friends in America.
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