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The Last of the African Kings
by Maryse Conde

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    Format: Hardcover, 216 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    ISBN13: 9780803214897
    Imprint: University of Nebraska Press
    Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
    Parent Company: University of Nebraska
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    The Last of the African Kings follows the wayward fortunes of a noble African family. It begins with the regal Béhanzin, an African king who opposed French colonialism and was exiled to distant Martinique. In the course of this brilliant novel, Maryse Cond tells of B hanzin’s scattered offspring and their lives in the Caribbean and the United States. A book made up of many characters and countless stories, The Last of the African Kings skillfully intertwines the themes of exile, lost origins, memory, and hope. It is set mainly in the Americas, from the Caribbean to modern-day South Carolina, yet Africa hovers always in the background.

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