Triangle Within A Circle-HISTORY WEST AFRICA
by Geoffrey Kofi Akuamoa
The Globe and the People Within It
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TRAVEL / Africa / West
Feb 07, 2007
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Outskirts Press is pleased to bring you Triangle Within a Circle, a new novel by Geoffrey Kofi Akuamoa that blends history and fantasy as it traces the adventures of a Portuguese family that settles on the West African coast in the fifteenth century.
Garriguesz, a poor sailor, convinces his sons Figo and Raul to sail with him from the city of Porto, in Portugal, to explore the unknown waters of the Atlantic. They experience firsthand many of the ocean's deepest mysteries, encountering mermaids and sea creatures. Their journeys eventually bring them to the wealthy and exotic region of Edina, on the West Coast of Africa, to what is today modern Ghana. They choose to stay amongst the beautiful and good-hearted people.
Garriguesz and his sons experience the riches of life in Africa, and learn about the origins of the people, their languages, and their lifestyles, ever fascinated by the differences in customs, flora and fauna from their native land.
"The aim of the book is to provide an account of a little-understood region of the world, West Africa and Africa in general," says Akuamoa. "The past defines our lives and brings meaning--the configuration of people on planet Earth did not take shape overnight, but passed through meaningful transformations."
For Akuamoa, the circle symbolizes the globe and the triangle symbolizes the people who live within it. Through the story of Garriguesz and his descendants, Akuamoa is able to show how encounters between people of the "old" world and the "new" bring about new ideas and change the course of human evolution. "Triangle affectionately recreates and captures the brightness of the region, the rise and fall of kingdoms, the decline of empires; mysticism, the supernatural, and superstition are all interwoven with wisdom," says Akuamoa.
Triangle Within a Circle traces the family through the centuries, ending in the 1950s, with the Independence of Ghana and the immediate aftermath. It is a stunning tale of beauty, one that urges its readers to look for some center of deepening knowledge and meaning in life, to discover the role each individual on earth is meant to play.
On the Atlantic Ocean, we drifted away in our small ship from Porto, Portugal, vanishing into the open Atlantic Ocean sailing toward Africa. We were only three, my father Garriguesz and my younger brother Raul, age eighteen. I am Figo, age twenty-one. I learned much about navigation from my father and had learned a great deal of knowledge from my grandparents' intellectual abilities, their explorations and distinctive pioneering. We did not struggle with fears because my father was very knowledgeable. I was prepared and had illusions that there was something out there......
About Geoffrey Kofi Akuamoa
About the Author:
Geoffrey Kofi Akuamoa (Jeff Akvama) was born in Ghana and raised in Europe. He studied at the College of Science and Technology, Birmingham, United Kingdom; the University Medical School at Zurich, Switzerland; the Medical University of Kiel, Germany; the Medical University of Copenhagen, Denmark; and the Medical University of Oslo, Norway. He was appointed Professor in Education and Academic Affairs, Colombo, and has lectured a great deal. He is a general medicine specialist and has received many awards from the International Biographical Association as well as the American Biographical Institute. While he has written for numerous scientific publications, this is his first book.
Triangle Within a Circle: The Globe and the People In It by Geoffrey Kofi Akuamoa
Prof. Dr.Geoffrey Kofi Akuamoa (Jeff Akvama) has particular interest in human condition, wielding the written craft to enrapture the mind much like an artist wields a brush. The pages are a blank canvas on which to draw from a talent heralded by many and matched only by an imagination that rises to the task. Triangle Within A Circle is the first in a series of recent pursuits, with work progressing quickly on the follow-up.He urges individuals to look for transformation/change and deepening awareness in existence.