The Land Without Shadows

by Abdourahman A. Waberi

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The Land Without Shadows

Originally published in France in 1994, this newly translated collection presents stories about the precolonial and colonial past of Djibouti alongside those set in the postcolonial era. With irony and humor, these short stories portray madmen, poets, artists, French colonists, pseudointellectuals, young women, aspiring politicians, famished refugees, khat chewers, nomads struggling to survive in Djibouti's ruthless natural environment, or tramps living (and dying) in Balbala, the shantytown that stretches to the south of the capital--Cover.

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Challenge: Read Around Africa Challenge
Country: Djibouti flag Djibouti
Language: EN
Recommended: 05 Jan 2023

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