ISBN 9788129109392,Onitsha



Rupa Publications



Rupa Publications

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9788129109392

ISBN-10 8129109395


Number of Pages 156 Pages
Language (English)


Onitsha tells the story of Fintan, a youth who travels to Africa in 1948 with his Italian motehr to join the English father he has never met. Fntan is initially enchanted by the exotic world he discovers in Onitsha, a bustling city prominently situated on the eastern bank of the Niger River. But gradually he comes to recognize the intolerance and brutality of the colonial system. His youthful point of view provides the novel with a notably direct, horrified perspective on racism and colonialism. About Author : J.M.G. Le Clezio, on eof France's best-known contemporary writers, was born in Nice in 1940 and has published more than twenty novels and non-fiction works. In the course of the last three decades Le Clexio has won numerous prizes, including Prix Renaudot for his first novel. His works have been translated into many languages. His most recent works translated into English include the novel The Prospector and a collection of essays, The Mexican Dream. Alison Anderson is the author of Hidden Latitudes. She has worked as a writer, translator, and a teacher and currently lives in Mill Valley, California.

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