Return To Freetown

A Cure For HIV?

by Dan Esiekpe



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/30/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 188
ISBN : 9781425138295

About the Book

RETURN TO FREETOWN which is situated in civil war ravaged Sierra Leone traces the travails of a young, pretty, traditionally gifted Ghanaian healer, who is sexually assaulted and becomes an unfortunate victim of tradition when she is ostracised and banished because of the resultant pre-marital pregnancy. She makes her way through Ivory Coast, Liberia and eventually to the Prisoner of War camps of the RUF-the main rebel movement of the Sierra Leone civil war. In the PoW camps, she deploys her traditional healing powers in the service of humanity; and cures British and Nigerian PoWs of nagging HIV/AIDS infections. Her refusal on traditional grounds to share and document her healing herbs and methods with western-trained orthodox doctors, bent on the commercial exploitation of her healing methods pits her against the greedy side of man and a bloody showdown…

About the Author

Daniel Esiekpe worked for Unilever and Heineken as Sales and Marketing Director in Nigeria, Ghana and Sierra Leone. In the course of his very extensive working tour across these West African countries, he developed a keen appreciation of the culture and traditions of West African ethnic societies; and a deep insight into the clash between traditional cultural values and the emergent demands of modern Western development goals on the peoples of West Africa.