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Passage of Tears free pdf 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. In this novel by Abdourahman A. Waberi, 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. "Passage of Tears" cleverly mixes many genres and forms of writing - spy novel, political thriller, diary (replete with childhood memories), travel notebook, legends, parables, incantations, and prayers. Djibril's reminiscences provide a sense of Djibouti's past and its people, while a satire of Muslim fundamentalism is unwittingly delivered through the other Djiboutian voice. Waberi's inventive parody is a lesson in tolerance, while his poetic observations reveal his love and concern for his homeland.

About Abdourahman A. Waberi

The French-Djiboutian novelist, poet, and essayist Abdourahman A. Waberi is the author of The Land Without Shadow- Harvest of Skulls- and Rifts, Roads and Rails, among other books. Together or separately, David and Nicole Ball have published nine book-length translations.

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Author : Abdourahman A. Waberi
Publisher : Seagull Books London Ltd
Data Published : 10 January 2012
ISBN : 0857420216
EAN : 9780857420213
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 248 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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