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Author Waberi, Abdourahman A., 1965-

Title Transit : a novel / Abdourahman A. Waberi ; translated by David Ball and Nicole Ball
Published Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 143 pages)
Series Global African voices
Global African voices.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Transit A Novel; Prologue; 1: Bashir Binladen; 2: Abdo-Julien; 3: Bashir Binladen; 4: Abdo-Julien; 5: Bashir Binladen; 6: Abdo-Julien; 7: Bashir Binladen; 8: Abdo-Julien; 9: Bashir Binladen; 10: Abdo-Julien; 11: Bashir Binladen; 12: Alice; 13: Bashir Binladen; 14: Abdo-Julien; 15: Bashir Binladen; 16: Awaleh; 17: Abdo-Julien; 18: Bashir Binladen; 19: Abdo-Julien; 20: Alice; 21: Abdo-Julien; 22: Bashir Binladen; 23: Alice; 24: Awaleh; 25: Bashir Binladen; 26: Alice; 27: Abdo-Julien; 28: Awaleh; 29: Bashir Binladen
30: Abdo-Julien31: Alice; 32: Abdo-Julien; 33: Awaleh; 34: Bashir Binladen; 35: Alice; 36: Bashir Binladen; 37: Abdo-Julien; 38: Alice; 39: Bashir Binladen; Glossary
Summary Waiting at the Paris airport, two immigrants from Djibouti reveal parallel stories of war, child soldiers, arms trafficking, drugs, and hunger. Bashir is recently discharged from the army and wounded, finding himself inside the French Embassy. Harbi, whose wife, Alice, has been killed by the police, is there too-arrested earlier as a political suspect. An embassy official mistakes Bashir for Harbi's son, and as Harbi does not deny it, both will be exiled to France, Alice's home country. This brilliantly shrewd and cynical universal chronicle of war and exile, translated into English for the
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Africans -- France -- Fiction.
Djibouti -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Form Electronic book
Author Ball, David, 1937-
Ball, Nicole, 1941-
ISBN 025300683X
0253006937 electronic bk
9780253006936 electronic bk
9780253006899 (paperbackalk. paper)
Other Titles Transit. English