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So the Path Does not Die



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'A cleverly written, superb and charming...work, garnished with delectable prose. So the Path Does Not Die illuminates the diaspora experience.' Afrikult.comLong after Fina has left Sierra Leone for America, memories of a broken initiation still haunt her. She longs to return home, to find her grandmother and follow the path that had been set for young girls centuries past.Fina's inner turmoil and feelings of 'otherness' persist as she travels further from the streets of Freetown to Washington, D.C., and echo with the tensions, ambiguities, and fragmentation of the diaspora. Ultimately, the broken path of her childhood takes Fina back to Sierra Leone, to a life she had never imagined for herself.So the Path Does Not Die is a tender and gently observed novel exploring, among other issues, attitudes towards female circumcision. It is a beautifully rendered novel from an exciting new voice in African literature. 'This absorbing novel vividly brings the African diaspora to life...Hollist excels at social interaction, dialogue, clothing, economic detail, and social gatherings.' World Literature Today

Product code: 9781909762329

ISBN 9781909762329
Publisher Jacaranda Books Art Music Ltd
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS22
This modern story addresses issues of ethnicity, sexuality, gender and Female Genital Circumcision, told through the life of this feisty, intelligent and determined young African woman as she makes her way through the world while balancing the weights of tradition and modernity.