Set in Ghana and America, Malcolm Frierson’s debut novel, A Place In the World, explores the often difficult issue of race and its influence on American society. Kwame, the man at the center of the novel, is a brilliant university professor, who is passionate about his African roots. With his wife Evelyn, Kwame travels to Ghana, where the couple spends a year, while they wait to adopt a child. Along the way, Kwame becomes romantically involved with his teaching assistant, Layla, and eventually divorces his wife.
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