Kaveena by Boubacar Boris Diop

Kaveena

byBoubacar Boris Diop

Paperback | March 28, 2016

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This dark and suspenseful novel tells the story of a fictitious West African country caught in the grip of civil war. The dispassionate and deadpan narrator, Asante Kroma, is a former head of Secret Services and finds himself living with the corpse of the dictator, a man who once ruled his nation with an iron fist. Through a series of flashbacks and letters penned by the dictator, N'Zo Nikiema, readers discover the role of the French shadow leader, Pierre Castaneda, whose ongoing ambition to exploit the natural resources of the country knows no limits. As these powerful men use others as pawns in a violent real-life chess match, it is the murder of six-year-old Kaveena and her mother's quest for vengeance that brings about a surprise reckoning.

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Boubacar Boris Diop, one of Africa's most original and important authors, has written six novels including Murambi, The Book of Bones (IUP). He currently writes and teaches in Senegal.Sara C. Hanaburgh is an independent scholar of African literature and cinema and translator of Angèle Rawiri's Fureurs et cris de femmes.Bhakti Shringarp...
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Title:KaveenaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:246 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:March 28, 2016Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0253020484

ISBN - 13:9780253020482

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"A dark, ferocious novel that you won't put down unscathed, and certainly not any more confident in the goodness in the hearts of humankind." -Maurice Mourier, La Quinzaine Litteraire