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Imaro

(1981)
(The first book in the Imaro series)
A novel by

 
 
Saunders' novel fuses the narrative style of fantasy fiction with a pre-colonial, alternate Africa. Inspired by and directly addresses the alienation of growing up an African American fan of Science Fiction and Fantasy, which to this day remains a very ethnically homogonous genre. It addresses this both structurally (via its unique setting) and thematically (via its alienated, tribeless hero-protagonist). The tribal tensions and histories presented in this fantasy novel reflect actual African tribal histories and tensions, and provide a unique perspective to current and recent conflicts in Africa, particularly the Rwandan genocide and the ongoing conflict in The Sudan.

Genre: Fantasy

Used availability for Charles R Saunders's Imaro

Hardback Editions

February 2006 : USA Hardback

Title: Imaro
Author(s): Charles Saunders
ISBN: 1-59780-035-X / 978-1-59780-035-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Night Shade Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Imaro
Author(s): Charles Saunders
ISBN: 1-59780-036-8 / 978-1-59780-036-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Night Shade
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November 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Imaro
Author(s): Charles R Saunders
ISBN: 0-87997-667-5 / 978-0-87997-667-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
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Audio Editions

January 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Imaro
Author(s): Charles Saunders
Publisher: Audible Studios
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January 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Imaro
Author(s): Charles Saunders
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon AU   


January 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Imaro
Author(s): Charles Saunders
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Imaro
Author(s): Charles Saunders
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Imaro: Book I
Author(s): Charles R Saunders
Publisher: Lulu.com
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