"... the rebellious Abdourahman Waberi." J. M. G. Le Clezio, Winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize for Literature "Through Bashir's simple, direct observations, we see a country rife with corruption and hopelessness. Despite the horrors he recounts, his chapters are funny." - NUVO
About the Author
Abdourahman A. Waberi is a novelist, essayist, poet, teacher, and short-story writer. Born in Djibouti, he now lives and writes in France. He is author of The Land without Shadows, In the United States of Africa, and Passage des larmes. Winner of the Stefan-Georg-Preis, the Grand prix litteraire d'Afrique noire, and the Prix biennal "Mandat pour la liberte," he was chosen one of the "50 Writers of the Future" by the French literary magazine Lire.David Ball and Nicole Ball have previously translated Waberi s novel In the United States of Africa."