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Nicole Ball
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Anfenwick rated it 6 years ago
I love this book and I feel it's somehow not making it's way to the readers who would appreciate it - which is a shame. When I ordered it based on the synopsis, I was expecting something like a cross between Tale of Two Cities and Les Miserables. I was excited to see how an African author would imag...
Another fine mess
Another fine mess rated it 11 years ago
Okay, um, hmmmmm, well--I definitely liked this, but it wasn't what I'd expected, and yet what it accomplished in a spare 120-ish pages seemed worthy, often witty, sometimes dreamlike, usually challenging. At times it was an essayistic novel; at other times, more like a prose poem, with hints of a ...
Osho rated it 11 years ago
DijboutiA lyrical odyssey that sacrifices plot and clarity for poetic flights, In the United States of Africa is enjoyable to read but ultimately unsatisfying. Written primarily in the second person, it details the coming of age of Maya, a white French refugee adopted from war-torn and barbaric Euro...
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