In a literary reversal as deadly serious as it is wickedly satiric, this novel by the acclaimed French speaking African writer Abdourahman A Waberi turns the fortunes of the world upside down On this reimagined globe a stream of sorry humanity flows from the West, from the slums of America and the
El Leonard, New York Times bestselling author and the hippest, funniest national treasure in sight Washington Post , brings his trademark wit and inimitable style to this twisting, gripping and sometimes playful tale of modern day piracy Dara Barr, documentary filmmaker, is at the top of her
For fans of Half of a Yellow Sun, a stunning novel set in 1930s Somalia spanning a decade of war and upheaval, all seen through the eyes of a small boy alone in the world Aden, Yemen, 1935 a city vibrant, alive, and full of hidden dangers And home to Jama, a ten year old boy But then his mother
One of the first literary works to portray Djiboutians from their own point of view, The Land without Shadows is a collection of seventeen short stories The author, Abdourahman A Waberi, one of a handful of francophone writers of fiction to have emerged in the twentieth century from the
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
The Monk of Mokha is the exhilarating true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana a by civil war Mokhtar Alkhanshali is twenty four and working as a doorman when he discovers the
Few of us have had the opportunity to visit Djibouti, the small crook of a country strategically located in the Horn of Africa, which makes The Nomads, My Brothers, Go Out to Drink from the Big Dipper all the seductive In his first collection of poetry, the critically acclaimed writer
After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop The only problem is that he s still in good health A big celebration is in the works for his 100th birthday, but Allan really isn t interested and he d like a bit control over his
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A sweeping, emotionally riveting first novel an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa.
The adventure heats up in TINDERBOX when an archaeologist races across the desert to seek protection at a US military base, and is saved from an explosion by a solder who kindles a different kind of fire Temperatures rise further in CATALYST, when an American aid worker is abducted and her only
From North Africa to New York, from London to Switzerland, the actoin and suspense of Helen MacInnes new thriller are superb and unrelenting The London pub was quiet and friendly but the message passed was deadly It was the beginning of a vast conspiracy of underground arms dealing.
Arabian Sands is Wilfred Thesiger s record of his extraordinary journey through the parched Empty Quarter of Arabia Educated at Eton and Oxford, Thesiger was repulsed by the softness and rigidity of Western life the machines, the calling cards, the meticulously aligned streets In the spirit