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Transit (Global African Voices)


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Waiting at the Paris airport, two immigrants from Djibouti reveal parallel stories of war, child soldiers, arms trafficking, drugs, and hunger. Bashir is recently discharged from the army and wounded, finding himself inside the French Embassy. Harbi, whose wife, Alice, has been killed by the police, is there too--arrested earlier as a political suspect. An embassy official mistakes Bashir for Harbi's son, and as Harbi does not deny it, both will be exiled to France, Alice's home country. This brilliantly shrewd and cynical universal chronicle of war and exile, translated into English for the first time, amounts to a lyrical and reflective history of Djibouti and its tortuous politics, crippled economy, and devastated moral landscape.

About the Author

Abdourahman A. Waberi is a novelist, essayist, poet, teacher, and short-story writer. Born in Djibouti, he now lives and writes in France. He is author of The Land without Shadows, In the United States of Africa, and Passage des larmes. Winner of the Stefan-Georg-Preis, the Grand prix littéraire d'Afrique noire, and the Prix biennal "Mandat pour la liberté," he was chosen one of the "50 Writers of the Future" by the French literary magazine Lire.

David Ball and Nicole Ball have previously translated Waberi's novel In the United States of Africa.

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Waberi, Abdourahman A.
Indiana University Press
Ball, Nicole
Ball, David
Bloomington, IN
Literature-A to Z
General Fiction
Africa; African Studies; Djibouti; Horn of Africa; Literary Studies; Literature
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Global African Voices
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8.4 x 5.5 x 0.6 in

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