Transparent City (Biblioasis International Translation Series)
Ondjaki

Transparent City (Biblioasis International Translation Series)

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A VANITY FAIR HOT TYPE BOOK FOR APRIL

2018 A GLOBE AND MAIL BEST BOOK OF 2018

A LIT HUB FAVOURITE BOOK OF THE YEAR

A WORLD LITERATURE TODAY NOTABLE TRANSLATION OF 2018

In a crumbling apartment block in the Angolan city of Luanda, families work, laugh, scheme, and get by. In the middle of it all is the melancholic Odonato, nostalgic for the country of his youth and searching for his lost son. As his hope drains away and as the city outside his doors changes beyond all recognition, Odonato's flesh becomes transparent and his body increasingly weightless. A captivating blend of magical realism, scathing political satire, tender comedy, and literary experimentation, Transparent City offers a gripping and joyful portrait of urban Africa quite unlike any before yet published in English, and places Ondjaki, indisputably, among the continent's most accomplished writers.


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Published by: Biblioasis
Translated by: Stephen Henighan
Pub date: 05/15/2018
Binding type: Paperback
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781771961431
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    A VANITY FAIR HOT TYPE BOOK FOR APRIL

    2018 A GLOBE AND MAIL BEST BOOK OF 2018

    A LIT HUB FAVOURITE BOOK OF THE YEAR

    A WORLD LITERATURE TODAY NOTABLE TRANSLATION OF 2018

    In a crumbling apartment block in the Angolan city of Luanda, families work, laugh, scheme, and get by. In the middle of it all is the melancholic Odonato, nostalgic for the country of his youth and searching for his lost son. As his hope drains away and as the city outside his doors changes beyond all recognition, Odonato's flesh becomes transparent and his body increasingly weightless. A captivating blend of magical realism, scathing political satire, tender comedy, and literary experimentation, Transparent City offers a gripping and joyful portrait of urban Africa quite unlike any before yet published in English, and places Ondjaki, indisputably, among the continent's most accomplished writers.