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Author Waberi, Abdourahman A., 1965-

Title Passage of tears / Abdourahman A. Waberi ; translated by David Ball and Nicole Ball.

Publication Info. London ; New York : Seagull Books, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Adult Fiction  FIC WABERI, A    Check Shelf
Description viii, 216 pages ; 21 cm
Note Originally published: Passage des larmes. Paris : J.C. Latt├Ęs, c2009.
Summary "Djibouti, a hot, impoverished little country on the Horn of Africa, is a place of great strategic importance, for off its coast lies a crucial 'passage' for the world's oil. Djibril, a young Djiboutian voluntarily exiled in Montreal, returns to his native land to prepare a report for an American economic intelligence firm. Meanwhile, a shadowy, threatening figure imprisoned in an island cell seems to know Djibril's every move. He takes dictation from his preaching cellmate known as his 'Venerable Master' but, as the words are put on the page, a completely different text appears--the life of Walter Benjamin, Djibril's favorite author"--From publisher description.
Language Translated from the French.
Subject Djibouti -- Fiction.
Djibouti -- Politics and government -- 21st century -- Fiction.
Horn of Africa -- Politics and government -- 21st century -- Fiction.
Added Author Ball, David, 1937-
Ball, Nicole, 1941-
Added Title Passage des larmes. English
ISBN 9780857420213
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