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Author Name:    Tadjo, Véronique

Title:   Far from My Father (CARAF Books: Caribbean and African Literature translated from the French)

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    University of Virginia Press 

ISBN Number:   0813935636 / 9780813935638

Seller ID:   ING9780813935638

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"To attain some sort of universal value," Veronique Tadjo has said, "a piece of work has to go deep into the particular in order to reveal our shared humanity." In "Far from My Father, " the latest novel from this internationally acclaimed author, a woman returns to the Cote d'Ivoire after her father's death. She confronts not only unresolved family issues that she had left behind but also questions about her own identity that arise amidst the tensions between traditional and modern worlds. The drama that unfolds tells us much about the evolving role of women, the legacy of polygamy, and the economic challenges of daily life in Abidjan. On a more autobiographical level, the author depicts a daughter's efforts to come to terms with what she knew and did not know about her father.

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.

CARAF Books: Caribbean and African Literature Translated from the French

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