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Silhouettes of a Treasured Heritage (4th Edition)
Silhouettes of a Treasured Heritage is a fictional narrative, which examines the consequence of being a person of racially mixed parentage in our world today. It is a thrilling and critical appreciation of such experiences as told by Miranda the heroine; experiences that will be familiar to many people of similar background.
The novel uniquely and passionately explores issues from both sides of the racial divide. The novel challenges stereotypical perceptions about power and influence, about love and hate.
It is a story of healing, of hope and of promise for a racially divided world. Miranda, in Silhouettes of a Treasured Heritage, takes the reader through her life in Britain, Ghana and the USA. “Am I black or white”, Miranda constantly asks herself. Silhouettes of a Treasured Heritage is a powerful narrative and compelling guide for persons of mixed-race origins embarking on a search of their ancestral routes.
The writer, Stella Osammor, is a Lawyer by training and a member of the British Law Society. She is also a member of the British Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and is a graduate of Sociology and Anthropology. Stella Osammor worked as a journalist in the 70s with the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation, Lagos. She lived in Britain for many years and now resident in Nigeria.
Stella Osammor is the author of Triumph of the Water Lily, a best seller, used by educational institutions in Nigeria. The Triumph of the Water Lily was in the final shortlist of the Association of Nigeria Authors (ANA) awards, in 1996. Silhouettes of a Treasured Heritage is Stella’s second book, it has been approved as a reading text for second circle pupils by the Ghana National Council for Curriculum Assessment (NACCA). It is also approved by the Qualification and Curriculum Authority (QCA) of Britain for the teaching of Britain’s multicultural History. Silhouettes of a Treasured Heritage is a recommended reading text at Princeton University, USA. Stella has also written several books for children.