Kossoh Town Boy School edition by Robert Wellesley ColeKossoh Town Boy School edition by Robert Wellesley Cole

Kossoh Town Boy School edition

byRobert Wellesley ColeIllustratorFelix Cobbson

Paperback | January 1, 1960

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Originally published in 1960, Kossoh Town Boy is the boyhood story of an African surgeon. The first African to be elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and a key figure in the independence movement of his country, he looks back on the days of his childhood in Freetown, Sierra Leone. It is a delightful story, told simply, frankly and with humour. We see step by step how 'that boy, with his rough edges, his foibles and nuances, his grimaces and gaucheries', was gradually moulded by his parents and teachers, until he developed qualities of leadership.
Title:Kossoh Town Boy School editionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.99 × 5 × 0.43 inPublished:January 1, 1960Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521046866

ISBN - 13:9780521046862


Table of Contents

List of illustrations; 1. Cocoon in the sun; 2. Birth of a people; 3. A son is born; 4. My early infancy; 5. Our home; 6. Mother's care; 7. Family life; 8. My pal Jabez; 9. Kossoh town folk; 10. Preparing for school; 11. Bereavement; 12. First year at school; 13. Rehabilitation at home; 14. The war year; 15. Fleshpots; 16. Weden discovered; 17. Sunrise on Mount Aureol; 18. Last year at model school; 19. Prince of Wales School; 20. C. M. S. Grammar School; 21. Interlude.