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Abiku

4.43  ·  Rating Details  ·  7 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Taken from the Yoruba word meaning born to die, Abiku, skillfully weaves reality with fantasy to create a mesmerizing, hypnotic and unforgettable novel that approaches a masterpiece of magic realism (Dan Poynter, author of Write and Grow Rich).
Hardcover, 419 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Nepotist Books
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africawrites  - The RAS' annual festival of African Literature
Not a book I've read - but it has an evocative opening line - and uses the idea of the Abiku as the leading trope in the book. It's a concept that has been richly explored in African, primarily Nigerian literature - for example, in works by Wole Soyinka, and more famously, in Ben Okri's The Famished Road.

If you like this book or others like it, you may want to join us for Africa Writes. It takes place this year at the British Library from 5-7 July 2013.

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breathtaking read...it will transport you to Africa. This is a great read.
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