Title Profile & Character Information

Sarah's Psalm

Annotation
This searing first novel is the story of Sarah Stewart, a young black Harvard graduate in the 1960s whose growing interest in Africa-and down a path of self-discovery, love, and the choice between loyalty and truth.
This is at once the story of the emerging civil rights movement and the beginning of Afro-centrism. Lyrical. Lyrical, moving, and ultimately uncompromising, Sarah's Psalm is also a powerful story of love and coming of age.

Awards
1997  Black Caucus of the America Library Association Award

Characters
NameThompson, Sarah Stewart
GendersFemale
 Female
OccupationsStudent
 Student
TraitsAfrican American
Married
African American
Married

NameMangane, Ibrahim
GendersMale
 Male
OccupationsWriter
 Filmmaker
 Writer
 Filmmaker
TraitsMarried
Senegalese
Married
Senegalese

GenreHistorical
Sociological
Love story
Fiction
TopicsCivil rights movement
Troubled marriages
Career vs. family
Self-discovery
Afrocentrism
Man-woman relationships
Marriage
Women's rights
Civil rights movement
Troubled marriages
Career vs. family
Self-discovery
Afrocentrism
Man-woman relationships
Marriage
Women's rights
SettingDakar, Senegal
Dakar, Senegal