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GraceLand by Chris Abani
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Jun 29, 2009

liked it
bookshelves: disappointed, historical-fiction, africa
Read in June, 2009

Any of the beauty of the language in this book was marred to me by the author's seeming desire to pack the novel with the most tragedy he possibly could. I understand that this was a troubling and difficult time in the country's history, but by the end of the book it was like an absurdist comedy, and I just wanted it to be over, as opposed to feeling deeply effected and moved, as I suppose was the intent.
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