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2022's ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition Featured Charles Sampson, Ph.D.'s “Sparrows of Senegambia”

By: WebWire

“Sparrows of Senegambia: A Memoir” by Charles Sampson, Ph.D. was displayed by ReadersMagnet at The American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition on June 24-27, 2022, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC.

“Sparrows of Senegambia” is a gripping memoir where the author conveys lessons learned from his parents, inspirational cheers, reflections on race and ancestry, and thoughts and insights from his travels in Senegal.

The book chronicles author Charles Sampson, Ph.D.'s journey, which includes his birthplace, life, work, educational experiences, and travels to more than a dozen African countries, places in South America, all states in the continental United States, Europe, Southeast Asia (Thailand, the Cambodian and Laotian borders, and Indonesia), and the Middle East.

The region, historically known as Senegambia, is of important interest in this book. Senegambia is a historical word for the geographic area of West Africa. Senegal, Gambia (both briefly losing coalitions or Senegalese coalitions), Guinea-Bissau, and sections of Mauritania, Mali, and Guinea make up the area, which has lost its name.

Dr. Sampson defined the title's meaning as follows: "My experiences in life and work have led me to compare my American family to sparrows, birds of strength, hard work, perseverance, productivity, and persistence.”

Interested? Find out more and grab a copy of “Sparrows of Senegambia: A Memoir” by Charles Sampson on ReadersMagnet.

“Sparrows of Senegambia”
Author | Charles Sampson, Ph.D.
Genre | Memoir
Publisher | ReadersMagnet LLC
Published date | February 2, 2022

Author Bio

Charles Sampson, Ph.D., author of the new book “Sparrows of Senegambia: A Memoir,” is an emeritus professor at the University of Missouri and the seventh son of the late Plummer and Lurline Sampson. He was born and raised in Mississippi, growing up in a materially impoverished family in the “Free State of Jones County” in the waning days of Jim Crow, legalized segregation, and second-class citizenship just before the passage of LBJ's Great Society legislation.

He completed high school, undergraduate studies, and a four-year stint as an officer in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War before earning his doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh ten years after high school graduation.

He married his college sweetheart, Joy Pulley, and started a family with her while they served as a college administrator(s) and professor(s). Charles is a Fulbright Awardee (visiting professor at Khon Kaen University in Thailand) and visiting professor at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. He is an emeritus at the University of Missouri.

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