"This well established poet makes a brilliant debut in fiction with these complex, poetically detailed, interrelated stories of Blacks from Africa, the Caribbean and the USA who converge and form an artistic community in the early 1960s in the most easterly regions of Alphabet City ." -David Henderson, author of 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky "Ismaili charts the lower East side just prior to the turbulent, revolutionary Sixties, when the influence of Leroi Jones and the Black Arts Movement signaled a cultural sea-change. Her characters persevere through desertion, loss, abandonment and betraya... continue
A novel, also a philosophical tale in which destiny entraps the innocent protagonist and holds him fast. Some readers have found an affinity in it with Camus' notion of the absurd, while others have preferred to dwell on its evocation of country life in northern Dahomey and the importance of music in the farmers' daily life. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Ah! les femmes et l' amour ... Toute une vie ne suffirait pas pour en parler. Sinon comment comprendre que Maguy veuille en finir avec la vie parce que J.J. ne voulait plus d' elle. elle était devenue trop grosse ... Et Nani alors! La jalousie au singulier pluriel. Huit récits tirés de l' imaginaire de l' auteur, reflet de l' existence humaine, forment la trame de ce recueil de nouvelles.