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Kaveena (Global African Voices)
by Boubacar Boris Diop

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    Format: Paperback
    Classification: Fiction
    Page Count: 246
    ISBN13: 9780253020482
    Imprint: Indiana University Press
    Publisher: Indiana University Press
    Parent Company: Indiana University

    Book Description:

    This dark and suspenseful novel tells the story of a fictitious West African country caught in the grip of civil war. The dispassionate and deadpan narrator, Asante Kroma, is a former head of Secret Services and finds himself living with the corpse of the dictator, a man who once ruled his nation with an iron fist. Through a series of flashbacks and letters penned by the dictator, N’Zo Nikiema, readers discover the role of the French shadow leader, Pierre Castaneda, whose ongoing ambition to exploit the natural resources of the country knows no limits. As these powerful men use others as pawns in a violent real-life chess match, it is the murder of six-year-old Kaveena and her mother’s quest for vengeance that brings about a surprise reckoning.

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