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The African

(2013)
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The African is a short autobiographical account of a pivotal moment in Nobel-Prize-winning author J. M. G. Le Clezio's childhood. In 1948, young Le Clezio, with his mother and brother, left behind a still-devastated Europe to join his father, a military doctor in Nigeria, from whom he'd been separated by the war. In Le Clezio's characteristically intimate, poetic voice, the narrative relates both the dazzled enthusiasm the child feels at discovering newfound freedom in the African savannah and his torment at discovering the rigid authoritarian nature of his father. The power and beauty of the book reside in the fact that both discoveries occur simultaneously.

    

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Hardback Editions

April 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The African
Author(s): J M G Le Clezio
ISBN: 1-56792-460-3 / 978-1-56792-460-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: David R Godine
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Kindle Editions

June 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The African
Author(s): J M G Le Clezio
Publisher: David R. Godine, Publisher
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA