To sleep with ghosts: a novel of Africa

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Bantam Books, Aug 1, 1992 - Fiction - 312 pages
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The old Africa, before the Europeans changed it beyond recognition, was a place of beauty and sadness, power and humor, magic and allegory. The new Africa is a place of corruption and poverty, sickness and violence. The two conflicting worlds collide in this brilliant literary debut, as a professional seaman turned customs officer finds resolution in a return to the source of human strength: the power to tell a story.

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To sleep with ghosts: a novel of Africa

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"Listen,'' commands Samuel Kimbu, customs officer of Mutara Old Harbor on the east coast of Africa, at the start of this powerful first novel. Though Kimbu's country has gained independence from ... Read full review

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A lower level government employee suffers terribly because he is an honest man in a corrupt government that runs off of bribes and cheating. Read full review


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