Season of the Shadow

Season of the Shadow

Hardcover

$22.05 $24.50 Save 10% Current price is $22.05, Original price is $24.5. You Save 10%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Monday, January 27
MARKETPLACE
9 New & Used Starting at $13.70

Overview


This powerful novel presents the early days of the transatlantic slave trade from a new perspective: that of the sub-Saharan population that became its first victims. Cameroonian novelist Léonora Miano presents a world on the brink of disappearing—a pre-colonial civilization with roots that stretch back for centuries. One day, a group of villagers find twelve of their people missing. Where have they gone? Who is responsible? A collective dream, troubling a group of mothers in a communal dwelling, may have some of the answers, as the women’s missing sons call to them in terror; at the same time, a thick shadow settles over the huts, blocking out the light of day. It is the shadow of slavery, which will soon grow to blight the whole world.

Miano renders this brutal story in deliberately strange, dreamlike prose, befitting a situation that is, on its face, all but impossible for the villagers to believe. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857424808
Publisher: Seagull Books
Publication date: 04/15/2018
Series: French List Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


Léonora Miano is a Cameroonian writer who lives in France. She is author of seven novels and two collections of essays. Season of the Shadow is her second book to be translated into English; her debut novel, Dark Heart of the Night, won the prix Femina when it was published in French in 2013. Gila Walker is a translator who splits her time between New York City and southwestern France.

Table of Contents


Season of the Shadow
Glossary of Douala Terms
Acknowledgements
 

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews