Belly of the Atlantic

ISBN-10: 1852429038
ISBN-13: 9781852429034
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Serpent's Tail Limited
Publication date: 9/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.286

"This charming, vivid and poetic book captures the poignancy of immigrant life and all the unresolved pain of Africa's relationship with its former colonial powers."-Michela Wrong Salie lives in Paris. Back home on the Senegalese island of Niodior, her football-crazy brother Madicke counts on her to get him to France, the promised land where foreign footballers become world famous. The story of Salie and Madicke highlights the painful situation of those who emigrate. It is a moving account of one of the great tragedies of our time.

Before taking up writing full-time Ron Butlin was, at various times, a lyricist with a pop band, a barnacle scraper on Thames barges, a footman attending embassies and country houses, and a male model. His works include the novels The Sound of My Voice, Night Visits and most recently Belonging; two collections of stories, Vivaldi and the Number 3 and The Tilting Room, and six books of poetry. His fiction and poetry have been translated into over ten languages.Born in 1968 in Niodior, Senegal, Fatou Diome moved to Strasbourg in 1994. She has taught at Strasbourg University and currently presents a cultural programme on the televison station FR3. She is the author of a collection of short stories called La Preference Nationale. The Belly of the Atlantic is her first novel.

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