Set against the backdrop of civil strife that has wracked the Cote d'Ivoire since the turn of the century, this story shows Tadjo's remarkable ability to inhabit a character's inner world and emotional landscape while creating a narrative of great historic and cultural dimensions.
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 218 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 12 mm
V ronique Tadjo is certainly one of the most highly acclaimed African francophone writers of our time. Far from My Father is not only about a tragic political situation; it also speaks to just about anyone who has lost a parent, and of how one deals with such a loss. Amy Reid's translation is quite simply excellent.--Cheryl Toman, Case Western Reserve University, author of Contemporary Matriarchies in Cameroonian Francophone Literature
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