This Country of Mine

This Country of Mine

This Country of Mine

This Country of Mine


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Apollinaire, a doctor in his tropical African homeland, is working as a call centre agent in icy Toronto. Still seeing himself as a physician and hoping to obtain his licence to practise in Canada, he drives around at night in a borrowed taxicab, illegally treating the ill and injured, while leaving his loved ones behind. The people he visits include a violent countryman, an AIDS victim who uses a storm lantern for lighting, a former torturer who loves Scrabble, and a host of other characters striving to understand what life means in this new country which is now their own.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781928049524
Publisher: Deux Voiliers Publishing
Publication date: 12/15/2018
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Born in Montreal to Rwandan parents, Didier Leclair grew up in different African countries, including Gabon, Benin, Togo, Republic of the Congo, and returned to Canada in the late 1980s. The author of eight novels, he is a three-time finalist for the Trillium Book Award and the recipient of the Trillium and Christine Dimitriu Van Saanen Book prizes. The original version of this novel, Ce pays qui est le mien, was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award for French-language fiction in 2004.

Elaine Kennedy studied English literature, French language and civilization as well as translation in North America and Europe. She is the co-recipient of the 2014 3Macs carte blanche Prize and has a long list of published translations to her credit. A native of Toronto, she presently lives in Montreal, where she works as a freelance translator and editor.
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