Foreign Soil: And Other Stories

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By Maxine Beneba Clarke
Publisher Atria 37 INK
Foreign Soil: And Other Stories
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Clarke is the real deal Dave Eggers, author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius A tremendous new voice; a writer of immense talent and depth. Kirkus Reviews, starred review Sterlinga powerful view of the beauty and complexities of globalization. Essence From a powerful new voice in international fiction, this prizewinning collection of stories crosses the worldfrom Africa, London, the West Indies, and Australiaand expresses the global experience.Maxine Beneba Clarke gives voice to the disenfranchised, the lost, and the mistreated in this stunning collection of provocative and gorgeously wrought stories that will challenge you, move you, and change the way you view this complex world we inhabit. Within these pages, a desperate asylum seeker is pacing the hallways of Sydneys notorious Villawood detention centre; a sevenyearold Sudanese boy has found solace in a patchwork bike; an enraged black militant is on the warpath through the rebel squats of 1960s Brixton; a Mississippi housewife decides to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her son from smalltown ignorance; a young woman leaves rural Jamaica in search of her destiny; and an Australian schoolgirl loses her way. In the bestselling tradition of novelists such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Marlon James, this urgent, poetic, and essential work is the perfect introduction to a fresh and talented voice in international fiction.

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55419 words55,419 words
273 pages273 pages
Published 2017Published 2017
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