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  • Erskine Clarke

    In early November 1834, an aristocratic young couple fromSavannah and South Carolina sailed from New York and began a seventeen-year odyssey in West Africa. Leighton and Jane Wilson sailed along what was forthem an exotic coastline, visited cities and villages, and sometimes venturedup great rivers and followed ancient paths. Along the way they encountered notonly many diverse landscapes, peoples, and cultures but also many individualson their own odysseys-including Paul Sansay, a former slave from Savannah;Mworeh Mah, a brilliant Grebo leader, and his beautiful daughter, MaryClealand; and the wise and humorous Toko inGabon. Leighton and Jane Wilson had freed their inherited slaves and more