The African (Paperback)

The African By J. M. G. Le Clézio, C. Dickson (Translator) Cover Image
By J. M. G. Le Clézio, C. Dickson (Translator)
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From the WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE 'A work of bewitching beauty and humanity' Chinua Achebe

'From that moment on, there was to be a before and an after Africa for me.'

In 1948, a young J. M. G. Le Cl zio left behind a still-devastated Europe with his mother and brother to join his father, a military doctor in Nigeria, from whom he had been separated by the war.

In his characteristically intimate, poetic voice, the Nobel Prize-winning author relates both the child's dazzled discovery of freedom in the African savannah and the torment of recalling his fractured relationship with a rigid, authoritarian father.

Now available in English for the first time, The African is a poignant memoir of a lost childhood and a tribute to a father whom Le Cl zio never really knew. His legacy is the passionate anti-colonialism that the author has carried through his life.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781910477847
ISBN-10: 1910477842
Publisher: Gallic Books
Publication Date: May 7th, 2020
Language: English