An introspective of the immigrant underground experience in Maryland, as seen through the lives of an unlikely cast whose incursions into Cyberia, the supernatural, and the back streets of Baltimore leave behind a trail of darkness and chills. Through the eyes of undocumented Cape Verdean immigrant Mascarenhas Sonhando, this pseudo-murder mystery provokes candid discussions on race, citizenship, undocumented immigration, the 'akata' infamy, interracial America, gender roles, and the vestiges of colonization. "If an indigenous person had a choice of who his colonial oppressor (the Dutch, the French, the Swiss, the Danes, the British) should be, by far the preferred option of tormenter would surely be the Americans; to their brutality was always added a commensurate portion of compassion. They would rape you, and then rehabilitate you, complete with complimentary therapy..." Once in America though, Mascarenhas' fantasies of the black Eden quickly dissolve into a nightmare in Sodom&Gomorrah.
- Paperback | 447 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 28.7mm | 752.96g
- 03 Feb 2011
- London, United Kingdom