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Season of the Shadow

(2018)
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This powerful novel presents the early days of the transatlantic slave trade from a new perspective: that of the sub-Saharan population that became its first victims. Cameroonian novelist Leonora Miano presents a world on the brink of disappearing - a pre-colonial civilization with roots that stretch back for centuries. One day, a group of villagers find twelve of their people missing. Where have they gone? Who is responsible? A collective dream, troubling a group of mothers in a communal dwelling, may have some of the answers, as the women's missing sons call to them in terror; at the same time, a thick shadow settles over the huts, blocking out the light of day. It is the shadow of slavery, which will soon grow to blight the whole world.

Miano renders this brutal story in deliberately strange, dreamlike prose, befitting a situation that is, on its face, all but impossible for the villagers to believe.

Genre: General Fiction

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March 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Season of the Shadow (The French List)
Author(s): Leonora Miano
ISBN: 0-85742-480-7 / 978-0-85742-480-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Seagull Books
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January 2018 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Season of the Shadow (The French List)
Author(s): Leonora Miano
Publisher: Seagull Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA