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Adult Fiction If you want to love Do so To the ends of the earth With no shortcuts Do so As the crow flies. Indeed, I too would have loved to write one of those serene stories with a beginning and an end. As you know only too well, it is never like that, though. Lives mingle, people tame one another and part. Destinies are lost. On looking at your reflection in the mirror you say, 'I don't like what I see.' You are hurt by your weaknesses. You are hurt by your failures. Listen, If you cannot stand the thought of the rot your body will become when you are buried under the earth, or you are able to say: 'I don't want to rot, please burn mel' then, you will be allowing the flowers of freedom to blossom. Your strength will spring from your scattered weaknesses and with your common humanity you will fight against the ills erected as royal edifices over dunes of silence.
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VERONIQUE TADJO was born in Paris in 1955 and grew up in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. She has a BA in English from Abidjan University and a doctorate degree in African University. Tadjo's work includes two collections of poems, Laterite (Hatier, 1984), which won a literary award, and a mi-chemin (L'Harmattan, 2000); three novels, Le Royaume Aveugle (L'Harmattan, 1992), A Vol d'Oiseau (Nathan, 1991 and L'Harmattan, 1992) and Champs de Bataille et d'Amour (Presence Africaine/Nouvelles Editions Ivoiriennes, 1999). She has written and illustrated several children's books and has edited a short anthology of African poetry, Talking Drums (A & C Black, 2000).She has facilitated workshops on writing and illustrating children's books in several countries. Her latest book, L'ombre d'lmana (Actes Sud, 2000), is on Rwanda and the genocide. WANGUI WA GORO is a social critic, interpreter and writer as well as a translator, with a strong interest in the development of African languages. She writes and recites poetry. In 1989 she published her work on non-fiction on Mekatilili (Vita Books), and she has translated Ngugi's novels, and children's books into English.
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Book Description Heinemann, 2001. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110435912038