Masquerade

The novel Masquerade addresses the complexity of the contemporary experience of African immigrants by focusing on the intersections between race, gender and class divisions between and among Africans, immigrants, and Europeans It is rooted in the African tradition of the fantastic, and is back grounded by an alternate reality in which a united postcolonial Pan Africa stThe novel Masquerade addresses the complexity of the contemporary experience of African immigrants by focusing on the intersections between race, gender and class divisions between and among Africans, immigrants, and Europeans It is rooted in the African tradition of the fantastic, and is back grounded by an alternate reality in which a united postcolonial Pan Africa struggles to define itself and overcome the legacies of colonialism.Violence, corruption, poverty But also, love, laughter, family, and deep community bonds That is what Sira, a young African woman, leaves behind when she emigrates to Ulaya, the semi mythological land of Europeans Her story begins with a rape at the hands of local thugs The reader follows her through an ill considered marriage and hasty emigration to Europe, a difficult adjustment period in which she begins to reclaim her life and explore the possibilities of her relationship, and then back to Kalamu, where she must face just how much she has changed The book is notable for its balance between Sira s individual trauma and growth, and the larger political themes addressed by the author.
Masquerade The novel Masquerade addresses the complexity of the contemporary experience of African immigrants by focusing on the intersections between race gender and class divisions between and among Africans

  • Title: Masquerade
  • Author: Mohamed Wa Baile
  • ISBN: 9781500345969
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Paperback
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