God's Bits of Wood
Publish date: July 1st 1987
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Sometimes foreign books in translation leave me cold, and sometimes I enjoy them although they’re quite different from the novels I’m used to reading, and it’s hard to tell in advance which books will be which. Happily, this one, written by a Senegalese author and relating the events of a labor stri...
If anyone ever asks what use unions are, give this book to them. The nearest equivalent I could think of were the kaleyard Scottish novels where hard lives were put down on the page and you can feel how tough each day is. It's not a pretty novel, despite some beautiful writing here and there, but it...