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Navigation of a Rainmaker: An Apocalyptic Vision of War-torn Africa (African Writers Series)

Mahjoub, Jamal

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ISBN 10: 0435905600 / ISBN 13: 9780435905606
Published by Heinemann Educational Books., Portsmouth NH., 1989
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Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 192 p. Audience: General/trade. Fiction set in the Sudan, Africa, following the journey of a man trying to come to terms with his life. He traveled from his mother's England to his father's land, where a modern world is being built on shifting sand. A mysterious American arrives who is either a technocrat or a terrorist. They go into the heart of the desert, 'where there is no more room for compromise. ' Ships from New Hampshire USA. Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Near fine with crease across bottom front edge. Clean, unmarked interior. No additional printings noted; "First published.". Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.27650001366

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Title: Navigation of a Rainmaker: An Apocalyptic ...

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books., Portsmouth NH.

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Trade paperback

Illustrator: Pointing, Keith (Cover illustration & design by), and Henny, Celeste (Cover co-illustrated by).

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This first novel follows the journey of a young man from a mixed family who travels from Britain to the Sudan to claim his heritage from his father. As famine inexorably moves into the western part of the country, Tanner finds himself the embodiment of the same malaise gripping Africa.

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Jamal Mahjoub is Sudanese/British. His first novel, Navigation of a Rainmaker, was published in 1989. He won the Guardian/Heinemann 1993 short story competition.

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