My great uncle Assoi Adiko was one of the most known and celebrated African scholars of pre-independent Cote d’Ivoire, he wrote a book about indigenous West African cultures and languages that my family has been looking for for years.

My mother found it almost 15 years ago at a library and stole it, but karma got her and she lost it years later. And my brother found it on Amazon! OMG, I am so excited, I got a bit teary eyed.

This man was the cornerstone of our family, he was the one who sent my mother to Paris for school in the 1970’s and supported so many people as he was one of the first Western educated men to come out of our region.

I’m so proud.

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