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Everything is Insha'Allah
Everything is Insha’Allah travels across the mighty Atlantic Ocean to West Africa. These ten captivating and compelling stories, all but one set in Senegal, share tales of family, love, longing, struggle, patience, peace and empathy. In “Stranger in the Village,” a toubab visits a hip-hop loving barber in Ngor village and soaks in the scenes of a foreign world. In “The Big ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published December 2014 by Chapel Hill Press, Inc.
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"Everything is Insha'Allah" is an intriguing series of vignettes of life in the sweltering, bustling metropolis of modern-day Dakar. The vignettes are short and can be easily digested in a sitting, meaning that this is a book that can be dipped into and out of or read all at once. The primary focus o the writer is the culture clash between the Senegalese and foreigners or foreign influence. There is an attempt to depict how some things can be learnt whereas other things seem to be from deeper ro ...more
Bradford Philen has taught high school English since 2002 in Namibia, New York City, Senegal, China, and is now working in the Philippines. He is the author of the novel AUTUMN FALLS and a short story collection entitled EVERYTHING IS INSHA'ALLAH. His third work of fiction WHEN THE COLOR STARTED is out now with Tailwinds Press. You can find his full list of publications at http://www.bradfordphile ...more