Dirty Feet

By (author) Awumey, Edem

Nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award: Translation and the ReLit Awards As a small child, Askia was forced, along with his family, to wander the African desert as if under a curse. First driven from their home by drought and hunger, they were then kept from the villages they passed through by the fear and suspicion of others, who did not want to see their "dirty feet" stay for too long. Years later, it seems Askia is destined to relive his family's curse night after night as he roams the streets of Paris in his taxi. One evening, he picks up Olia, a young woman who claims to recognize his face, telling him that his features are similar to those of a man she photographed years ago. Had it been his father, the enigmatic Sidi Ben Sylla Mohammed? The father who migrated north long before he did; the father he has so often dreamt about; the father whom he aches to meet? With Olia's help, Askia sets out to retrace Sidi's steps. But before he can embark on this new journey, he must first confront his violent past. A brutal, indelibly powerful look at the harrowing, often violent lives of those who arecondemned to wander.

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書名 Dirty Feet
著作者等 Awumey, Edem
出版元 ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
刊行年月 2013.05.06
版表示 Large Print 16 pt
ページ数 136p
大きさ H254 x W197
ISBN 9781459664951
言語 英語
出版国 カナダ
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