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‘My Afro-Canadian Chronicle’, subverts the plot of self-portrait, rather it narrates the history of an emergent African nation at the crossroad of transition, the nuances of its cultural heritage, societal hierarchy, beliefs and aspirations through the stories of a family. In this book humanity oozes out in shades and slides, almost as if one watches the silver screen of a historical movie.
The interplay between the mystical and the natural, the surreal and the real gives the feel of reading pages of a Garcia Marquez literature of magical realism. In Mansaray’s view of Africa, and Canada, as portrayed in ‘My Afro-Canadian Chronicle’, reality is both real and magical while science limps along with prosthesis.