Herbstein, Manu 1936(?)–

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Herbstein, Manu 1936(?)–

PERSONAL: Born c. 1936, in Muizenberg, South Africa; married; wife's name Akua (owner and operator of a furniture factory and a housing development company); children: two sons.

ADDRESSES: Home—Accra, Ghana.

CAREER: Civil and structural engineer, primarily in Ghana. Also worked in England, Scotland, India, Nigeria, and Zambia. Supporter of African National Congress of South Africa, beginning c. 1950s.

MEMBER: British Institution of Structural Engineers (fellow), Ghana Institution of Engineers (fellow; past member of council).

AWARDS, HONORS: Best First Book Prize, Commonwealth Writers, 2002, for Ama: A Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade.


Ama: A Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade (novel; ebook), http://www.ama.africatoday.com, 2000.



African Postcolonial Literature in English in the Postcolonial Web, http://www.scholars.nus.edu.sg/ (December 3, 2002), Tamara S. Wagner, review of Ama: A Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade.

AuthorsDen.com, http://www.authorsden.com/ (January 3, 2003), "Manu Herbstein."

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