As the crow flies

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Heinemann, Mar 27, 2001 - Fiction - 106 pages
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"Indeed I too would have loved to write one of those serene stories with a beginning and an end. As you know only too well, it is never like that, though. Lives mingle, people tame one another and part. Destinies are lost."

This groundbreaking novel represents a set of universal experiences which can be read as a mosaic of life in the 20th century. "As The Crow Flies" describes the way in which the text is written; Tadjo flies over different lives and experiences - as a crow does - occasionally swooping down on one small detail or character, moving between relationships in search of truth.

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User Review  - Dora Okeyo - Goodreads

As the Crow flies- wanders and soars just like the bird. The story is told in bits and pieces and you experience different settings, people and emotions and you are left with the task of making ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nina Chachu - Goodreads

A book that I have been meaning to read for a long time, and I guess I am glad that I finally did. Though I have to admit that I found Tadjo's style in this novel is not really to my taste. The ... Read full review


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About the author (2001)

Veronique Tadjo is a writer, illustrator and painter from Cote d'Ivoire. She completed her BA at Abidjan University and her doctorate at the Sorbonne. Her work includes poetry and children's books. She has won the Literary Prize of L'Agence de Cooperation Culturelle et Technique in 1983 and the UNICEF Prize in 1993. Until recently she lived in London with her husband and children but is now based in South Africa.

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