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Descent Into Night - Edem Awumey

Descent Into Night

Descent Into Night

0 0 5 Author: Edem Awumey Narrator: Kevin Hanchard
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Winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, Translation, 2018

From Goncourt Prize finalist Edem Awumey, a beautiful and brilliant new novel.

With a nod to Samuel Beckett and Bohumil Hrabal, a young dramatist from a West African nation describes a student protest against a brutal oligarchy and its crushing aftermath. While distributing leaflets with provocative quotations from Beckett, Ito Baraka is taken to a camp where torture, starvation, beatings, and rape are normal. Forced to inform on his friends, whose fates he now fears, and released a broken man, he is enabled to escape to Quebec. His one goal is to tell the story of the protest and pay homage to Koli Lem, a teacher, cellmate, and lover of books, who was blinded by being forced to look at the sun–and is surely a symbol of the nation.

Edem Awumey gives us a darkly moving and terrifying novel about fear and play, repression and protest, and the indomitable nature of creativity.
Language: English Category: Fiction Translator: Howard Scott, Phyllis Aronoff

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Publisher: Bespeak Audio Editions
Published: 2021-04-13
Length: 5H 25Min
ISBN: 9781773055572
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