WaWa-West Africa

A coming of age memoir

by William Coughlan Jr

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 20/04/2011

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781452533513
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781452533490

About the Book

This book is an exciting adventurous story for young readers and old that traces the humorous tales of living in many cultures and societies and eventually coming of age. Once the reader learns what a WaWa is they will find it in the story along the way and eventually apply it to their lives. Once you pick up this book you will not want to put it down until it is finished and you will want to read your favorite stories again and again.

“In WaWa West Africa William Coughlan weaves a poetic tapestry of memory and wonder. Here the eyes of a young American boy are opened wide by the cultural complexities of a foreign land that soon becomes his second home. Mixing astute observation with irony, warmth, and humor, WaWa West Africa invites its readers to embark on global journey from one station of the heart to another. In a time of unprecedented globalization, Coughlan’s moving memoir imaginatively traverses the planet in search of compassion, connection, and a reverence for difference.”

Stephen Pfohl

Professor of Sociology, Boston College


About the Author

WILLIAM COUGHLAN JR. Born in February 2, 1946 in Portland Maine; this memoir covers my life historically from 1954 to 1961. I graduated from Boston University in 1970. I have three Masters Degrees, two from Boston University and one from Boston College. I have written six books, three traditionally published and three self published. I have spent 40 years being active in Food Cooperatives, Housing Cooperatives and Worker Cooperatives. I have been adjunct faculty in Tri-C Community College for six years. I live in South Euclid, Ohio, with my wife June, who is from Hyderabad, India and my cat Violet the Pilot.