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As the Crow Flies (African Writers Series)

This groundbreaking novel represents a set of universal experiences which can be read as a mosaic of life in the 20th century. “As The Crow Flies” describes the way in which the text is written; Tadjo flies over different lives and experiences – as a crow does – occasionally swooping down on one small detail or character, moving between relationships in search of truth.
An illicit love affair that turns sour is the starting point in this lyrical and moving exploration of the human heart.

Véronique Tadjo weaves together a rich tapestry of voices to tell stories of parting and return, suffering, healing and desire.

Like a bird in flight, the reader travels across a borderless landscape composed of tales of everyday existence, news reports, allegories and ancestral myths, becoming aware in the course of the journey of the interconnection of individual lives. A new consciousness of the links between self and other, today’s society and that of future generations is revealed as the key to creating a more just world and more understanding and fulfilling relationships, for ‘love is a story that we never stop telling’.

Weight 0.300 kg
Author

Véronique Tadjo

Publisher

Heinemann

Series

African Writers Series

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