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Dirty feet



Contributors: Lederhendler, Lazer.
Year/Format: 2011, eBook , 1 online resource (193 p.)
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Summary/Review: Dirty Feet is a remarkable, inventive,and darkly compelling novel that tells the story of a man's search for the mysterious, nomadic father who abando more...
Summary/Review: Dirty Feet is a remarkable, inventive,and darkly compelling novel that tells the story of a man's search for the mysterious, nomadic father who abandoned him years earlier. As a small child, Askia was forced, along with his family, to wander the African desert as if under a curse. First driven from their home by drought and hunger, they were then kept from the villages they passed through by the fear and suspicion of others, who did not want to see their "dirty feet" stay for too long. Years later, it seems Askia is destined to relive his family's curse night after night as he roams the streets of Paris in his taxi. One evening, he picks up Olia, a young woman who claims to recognize his face, telling him that his features are similar to those of a man she photographed years ago. Had it been his father, the enigmatic Sidi Ben Sylla Mohammed? The father who migrated north long before he did; the father he has so often dreamt about; the father whom he aches to meet? With Olia's help, Askia sets out to retrace Sidi's steps. But before he can embark on this new journey, he must first confront his violent past. A brutal, indelibly powerful look at the harrowing, often violent lives of those who are condemned to wander.
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Publication information: Toronto : House of Anansi Press, 2011.
ISBN: 9781770890442 (electronic bk.)
Language: English
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Record ID: 2860485
Format: eBook
Date acquired: Not available
More creator details: Edem Awumey ; translated from the French by Lazer Lederhendler.
General note: Description based upon print version of record.
Added author: Lederhendler, Lazer.
Electronic access: Access online
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