By G. Pascal Zachary
Chizo introduces Zachary to an Africa often ignored via viewers. He learns concerning the religious fervor of normal Africans, the mysterious energy of juju and the rewards of consuming bushmeat and different African dishes. He learns how one can haggle successfully, decide a competent taxi motive force, live to tell the tale "Africa time" and adapt to being a white minority in a black society. Chizo, in the meantime, deftly adapts to dwelling together with her obruni, the neighborhood nickname for a white individual. As their romance deepens, the couple learns how otherwise issues can seem to them. whereas Zachary indulges a keenness for normal African paintings, Chizo concerns concerning the attainable evil spirits harbored in his wood statues.
while the 2 flow to San Francisco, Chizo needs to discover ways to navigate a brand new global. the result's a distinct form of immigrant tale, powered by means of a chain of wacky, outstanding and unforgettable stories -- reminiscent of Chizo taking a machete to Zachary's ex-wife's backyard (not out of malice, of course), using enthusiastically with out a license, fascinating her hard-boiled Jewish better half's mother and handling requests from bad kinfolk in Africa. the coming of Chizo's teenage daughter marks the top of the start and the beginning of a brand new saga during this uniquely American love tale.
Married to Africa is a young and captivating account of a wedding and a desirable examine how humans come to understand one another throughout tradition and race.