The Road to Benguela
Glen A. Phillips
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A fictional narrative recounted through time by a boy tracing his family's search for acceptance, safety, and stability across three continents from 1880 to the present. It is a touching story of wondering, a tale of our innate need to be different yet the same as those around us, to somehow blend in with our surroundings while not losing our sense of uniqueness and individuality. The narrator, a nameless boy from an immigrant family, finds himself caught up in the tides of political struggle, forced to watch as his family, community, and country are torn apart by the tyranny of Apartheid. Through events beyond his control, he is swept from Africa to a new land and compelled to confront his own individuality, while trying to find acceptance from others for his own deep secrets.