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Author Waberi, Abdourahman A., 1965-

Title In the United States of Africa / Abdourahman A. Waberi ; translated by David and Nicole Ball ; foreword by Percival Everett.

Publication Info. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Adult Fiction  FIC WABERI, A    Check Shelf
Description viii, 123 pages ; 22 cm
Note "French voices"--Cover.
Originally published: Aux États-Unis d'Afrique. Paris : J.C. Lattès, c2006.
Summary Djibouti-born Waberi's brief and concentrated tale--part satire, part fable, part fever-dream--imagines the world turned upside down: a war rages between Quebec and the American Midwest, and all of Euramerica is a dark, barbaric hellhole. In the United States of Africa, however--land of Africola and Sarr Mbock coffeehouses--peace and prosperity reign, even if tinged with xenophobia (White Trash, Back Home! a headline blares). And it's there that a dreamy, restless young artist named Maya ponders her history. Adopted as a child by a doctor on a humanitarian mission in Paris, Maya longs to find her birth mother, even as her beloved adoptive one lies dying. She travels to France, a country moldering at the roots, smelling of urine and need, to find out, and though there's no bliss-filled reunion, Waberi manages to convince of the power of art and love to heal very real rifts
Subject Africa -- Fiction.
Dystopias -- Fiction.
Added Author Ball, David, 1937-
Ball, Nicole, 1941-
Added Title Aux États-Unis d'Afrique. English
ISBN 0803213913 cloth alkaline paper
9780803213913 cloth alkaline paper
0803222629 paperback alkaline paper
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