Book cover of What Napoleon Could Not Do: A Novel by DK NNuroby DK Nnuro

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America is seen through the eyes and ambitions of three characters with ties to Africa in this gripping novel

When siblings Jacob and Belinda Nti were growing up in Ghana, their goal was simple: to move to America. For them, the United States was both an opportunity and a struggle, a goal and an obstacle.

Interview with the Author

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‘What Napoleon Could Not Do’ occupies the space between African and American identity
2/13/23            9 min

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