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  • ISBN: 9780393239591
  • Physical Description: viii, 295 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2019.

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A Nigerian graduate student who has made his home in America knows what it means to strike out for new shores. On a trip with his wife to Berlin, Helon Habila's central character finds himself thrown into contact with a community of African immigrants and refugees whose lives previously seemed distant from his own, but to which he is increasingly drawn. The walls between his privileged, secure existence and the stories of these other Africans on the move soon crumble, and his sense of identity begins to dissolve as he finds that he can no longer separate himself from others' horrors, or from Africa.
Subject: Africans > Germany > Berlin > Fiction.
Immigrants > Germany > Berlin > Fiction.
Refugees > Germany > Berlin > Fiction.
Identity (Psychology) > Fiction.

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