The Virgin of Flames

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Product Details

Price
$17.00
Publisher
Penguin Books
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.28 X 7.78 X 0.84 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780143038771
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About the Author

Chris Abani, author of GraceLand and Becoming Abigail, was born in Nigeria and has lived in London, New York, and Los Angeles. He is currently an associate professor at the University of California, Riverside.

Reviews

Abani [is] a fluid, closely observant writer. (The Washington Post)

Abani's intensely visual style--and his sense of humor--convert the stuff of hopelessness into the stuff of hope. (San Francisco Chronicle)

GraceLand amply demonstrates that Abani has the energy, ambition and compassion to create a novel that delineates and illuminates a complicated, dynamic, deeply fractured society. (Los Angeles Times)

Abani . . . has written an exhilarating novel, all the more astonishing for its hard-won grace and, yes, redemption. (The Village Voice)

In depicting how deeply external politics can affect internal thinking, GraceLand announces itself as a worthy heir to Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart. Like that classic of Nigerian literature, it gives a multifaceted, human face to a culture struggling to find its own identity while living with somebody else's. (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)