In the United States of Africa by Abdourahman A. Waberi

In the United States of Africa Paperback Mar 1 2009

By Abdourahman A. Waberi
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In a literary reversal as deadly serious as it is wickedly satiric, this novel by the acclaimed French-speaking African writer Abdourahman A. Waberi turns the fortunes of the world upside down. On this reimagined globe a stream of sorry humanity flows from the West, from the slums of America and the squalor of Europe, to escape poverty and desperation in the prosperous United States of Africa. It is in this world that an African doctor on a humanitarian mission to France adopts a child. Now a young artist, this girl, Malaika, travels to the troubled land of her birth in hope of finding her mother-and perhaps something of her lost self. Her search, at times funny and strange, is also deeply poignant, reminding us at every moment of the turns of fate we call truth.

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Format
Paperback
Publisher
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date
Mar 1 2009
Language
English
Pages
134
ISBN-13
9780803222625
ISBN-10
0803222629
Weight
72122g
Dimensions
140.0mm x 216.0mm