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The Fugitives

(2021)
A novel by

 
 
The Kamanga Kings, a Khartoum jazz band of yesteryear, is presented with the opportunity of a lifetime when a surprise letter arrives inviting them to perform in Washington, D.C. The only problem is . . . the band no longer exists.

Rushdy is a disaffected secondary school teacher and the son of an original Kamanga King. Determined to see a life beyond his own home, he sets out to revive the band. Aided by his unreliable best friend, all too soon an unlikely group are on their way, knowing the eyes of their country are on them.

As the group moves from the familiarity of Khartoum to the chaos of Donald Trump's America, Jamal Mahjoub weaves a gently humorous and ultimately universal tale of music, belonging and love.

Genre: General Fiction

Hardback Editions

April 2021 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Fugitives
Author(s): Jamal Mahjoub
ISBN: 1-83885-082-1 / 978-1-83885-082-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Fugitives
Author(s): Jamal Mahjoub
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU