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Author Hailu, Gebreyesus, 1909-1993.

Title The conscript : a novel of Libya's anticolonial war / by Gebreyesus Hailu ; translated from the Tigrinya by Ghirmai Negash ; introduction by Laura Chrisman.

Publication Info. Athens, OH : Ohio University Press, 2012.
(Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2013).


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Description 1 online resource (64 pages).
Eritreans lcdgt
Men lcdgt
Series Modern African writing
Modern African writing.
Note "First edition (in Tigrinya), Pietro Silla Printing Press, Asmara ([1927], 1950)."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction by Laura Chrisman -- Preface to the Tigrinya edition -- A portrait of youth -- The departure from Asmara -- Deep in the wilderness -- The thirst of death.
Note Print version record.
Summary Eloquent and thought-provoking, this classic novel by the Eritrean novelist Gebreyesus Hailu, written in Tigrinya in 1927 and published in 1950, is one of the earliest novels written in an African language and will have a major impact on the reception and critical appraisal of African literature. The Conscript depicts, with irony and controlled anger, the staggering experiences of the Eritrean ascari, soldiers conscripted to fight in Libya by the Italian colonial army against the nationalist Libyan forces fighting for their freedom from Italy's colonial rule. Anticipating midcentury thinker.
Subject Libya -- History -- 1912-1951 -- Fiction.
Italy -- Colonies -- Africa -- History, Military -- Fiction.
Draftees -- Eritrea -- Fiction.
Eritreans -- Libya -- Fiction.
Colonies. (OCoLC)fst00868456
Draftees. (OCoLC)fst01736091
Eritreans. (OCoLC)fst00914726
Eritrea. (OCoLC)fst01266183
Italy. (OCoLC)fst01204565
Libya. (OCoLC)fst01205534
Chronological Term 1912 - 1951
Genre/Form Novels.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Military history. (OCoLC)fst01411630
Added Author Chrisman, Laura.
Negash, Ghirmai.
Other Form: Print version: Hailu, Gebreyesus, 1906-1993. Conscript. Athens, OH : Ohio University Press, 2012 (DLC) 2012040505
Standard No. 40021751907
ISBN 9780821444450 (electronic bk.)
082144445X (electronic bk.)
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