Transit : A Novel

by Abdourahman A. Waberi, David Ball, Nicole Ball

0 Ratings

Tags: Set in FRANCE Male author


Waiting at the Paris airport, two immigrants from Djibouti reveal parallel stories of war, child soldiers, arms trafficking, drugs, and hunger. Bashir is recently discharged from the army and wounded, finding himself inside the French Embassy. Harbi, whose wife, Alice, has been killed by the police, is there too—arrested earlier as a political suspect. An embassy official mistakes Bashir for Harbi's son, and as Harbi does not deny it, both will be exiled to France, Alice's home country. This brilliantly shrewd and cynical universal chronicle of war and exile, translated into English for the first time, amounts to a lyrical and reflective history of Djibouti and its tortuous politics, crippled economy, and devastated moral landscape.

Add comment

Challenge: Read Around Africa Challenge
Country: Djibouti flag Djibouti
Language: EN

More books from Djibouti

Pasaje de lágrimas The Land Without Shadows In the United States of Africa

More books from Read Around Africa Challenge

A Bookshop in Algiers Beyond the Rice Fields Infidel