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A stunning debut novel—its power and prose evocative of such diverse writers as Faulkner, Ondaatje, Nabokov, and Coetzee–about a young African’s international odyssey of self-discovery.

Kwasi Edward Michael Dankwa—Eddie Signwriter to his clients—is a twenty-year-old painter of murals and billboards in the city of Accra, Ghana, who is buffeted by forces beyond his control and understanding as he is swept up by the passions and machinations of others. Struggling with a forbidden relationship, banished from school, held responsible for the death of a notable woman in the community, Eddie flees overland to Senegal and then, illegally, to France, determined to find a new life for himself among the immigrant communities of Paris.

Following him across magnificently rendered African lands into the precincts of Paris, Eddie Signwriter gives us a spellbinding tale of rootlessness and desire, of disgrace and redemption, of politics both personal and global, of art and love. Empathic, wise, deeply humane, and luminously written, it heralds Adam Schwartzman as a writer of great promise.

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Adam Schwartzman was born in Johannesburg in 1973. After completing degrees in English literature and development studies at Oxford University, he held positions in the South African National Treasury, the World Bank, and the International Finance Corporation. He is the

Synopsis:

Banished from school in the wake of a forbidden relationship and the death of a local woman, a 20-year-old African mural artist travels illegally to an immigrant community in Paris in the hopes of discovering himself and earning redemption. A first novel.

About the Author

ADAM SCHWARTZMAN was born in Johannesburg in 1973 and educated at Oxford University. He is the author of three books of poetry and the editor of an anthology of South African poetry. He and his family currently live in Istanbul.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307378927
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Merrie Afrika
Author:
Schwartzman, Adam
Author:
Adam Schwartzman
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Audio Books-Literature
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100323
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
293

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"Synopsis" by , Adam Schwartzman was born in Johannesburg in 1973. After completing degrees in English literature and development studies at Oxford University, he held positions in the South African National Treasury, the World Bank, and the International Finance Corporation. He is the
"Synopsis" by , Banished from school in the wake of a forbidden relationship and the death of a local woman, a 20-year-old African mural artist travels illegally to an immigrant community in Paris in the hopes of discovering himself and earning redemption. A first novel.
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