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    In the United States of Africa (French Voices (Bison Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Abdourahman A Waberi, Translated by Professor Emeritus of French and Comparative Literature David Ball, Translated by Professor Nicole Ball, Foreword by Percival Everett

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    DescriptionIn a literary reversal as deadly serious as it is wickedly satiric, this novel by the acclaimed French-speaking African writer Abdourahman A. Waberi turns the fortunes of the world upside down. On this reimagined globe a stream of sorry humanity flows from the West, from the slums of America and the squalor of Europe, to escape poverty and desperation in the prosperous United States of Africa. It is in this world that an African doctor on a humanitarian mission to France adopts a child. Now a young artist, this girl, Malaika, travels to the troubled land of her birth in hope of finding her mother--and perhaps something of her lost self. Her search, at times funny and strange, is also deeply poignant, reminding us at every moment of the turns of fate we call truth.

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    In the United States of Africa
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Abdourahman A Waberi, Translated by Professor Emeritus of French and Comparative Literature David Ball, Translated by Professor Nicole Ball, Foreword by Percival Everett
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 123
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9780803222625
    ISBN 10: 0803222629

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC21: 843.914
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    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 09, 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC22: 843/.914
    B&T Approval Code: P24104201
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PQ2683.A23 A9813 2009
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    BIC E4L: GNR
    University of Nebraska Press
    Imprint name
    University of Nebraska Press
    Publication date
    01 March 2009
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    Author Information
    Abdourahman A. Waberi was born in Djibouti in 1965 and has lived in France since 1985. He has published numerous books, articles, and stories. His first collection of short stories, "Le Pays Sans Ombre" (published in English as "The Land without Shadows") won Belgium's Royal Academy of French Language and Literature Grand Prix. J. M. G. Le Clezio recognized and paid tribute to Waberi in his 2008 Nobel Prize in Literature lecture. David and Nicole Ball, both independent translators in Northampton, Massachusetts, have published several translations separately, as well as together, including "Lascaux: A Work of Memory." David Ball won the Modern Language Association's prize for literary translation in 1996. Percival Everett, professor of creative writing at the University of California-Riverside, is the author of many novels, including, most recently, "The Water Cure."
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    http: //www.rochester.edu/College/translation/threepercent/index.php?id=2081--Chad W. Post"Three Percent" (01/05/2010)