Segun Afolabi A Life Elsewhere

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A Life Elsewhere

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An impressive debut collection of stories of Diaspora; of people making their lives in new lands, of the universal need to establish family and identity in a world where the boundaries of geography, culture and language are increasingly fluid.

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Segun Afolabi has published stories in various literary journals including Edinburgh Review, Granta, the London Magazine, and Wasafiri. He is the author of Goodbye Lucille.

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"Segun Afolabi is a writer of tremendous talent. His stories are subtly told and elegantly executed. His greatest skill though, is one possessed by only a few writers. He offers his readers a different way of seeing... and in so doing he elevates himself above the merely talented towards becoming a writer who will certainly make his mark in the world of literature" -- Aminatta Forna "Afolabi captures snapshots of these lives with searing accuracy but also takes us on delicate sojourns into his characters minds" The Times "These impressionistic tales sharply evoke landscapes both physical and mental" -- Hephzibah Anderson Observer "Afolabi has a supple, disciplined style, capable of suggesting layers of complex emotion and memory in a few phrases ... a writer of exceptional promise" -- Mike Phillips Guardian

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Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. For the characters in Segun Afolabi s debut collection, elsewhere is a place they must transform into home. In the award-winning Monday Morning a refugee boy puzzles out his place in a new land. A bereaved father in Arithmetic thinks back to a confusing, youthful sexual encounter that has left him emotionally scarred; Jacinta faces a long retirement with a husband she is not sure she likes in Jumbo and Jacinta and The Wine Guitar tells the story of an aging musician who pays a prostitute for the gift of her youth. These are tales of diaspora, of people making their lives in new lands. Moving, funny and occasionally shocking, Afolabi s stories reflect the way we live now. A Life Elsewhere was shorlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize. Bookseller Inventory # AB99780099485186

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