The African
    (2013)

    Nonfiction

    eBook

    Provider: hoopla

Details

PUBLISHED
[United States] : David R. Godine, Publisher : Made available through hoopla, 2013
DESCRIPTION
1 online resource
ISBN/ISSN
9781567925128 (electronic bk.) MWT11456492, 156792512X (electronic bk.) 11456492
LANGUAGE
English
NOTES

The African is a short autobiographical account of a pivotal moment in Nobel-Prize-winning author J. M. G. Le Clezio's childhood. In 1948, young Le Clezio, with his mother and brother, left behind a still-devastated Europe to join his father, a military doctor in Nigeria, from whom he'd been separated by the war. In Le Clezio's characteristically intimate, poetic voice, the narrative relates both the dazzled enthusiasm the child feels at discovering newfound freedom in the African savannah and his torment at discovering the rigid authoritarian nature of his father. The power and beauty of the book reside in the fact that both discoveries occur simultaneously

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