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A Life Elsewhere
For the characters in Segun Afolabi's debut collection, 'elsewhere' is a place they must transform into home. The Far East, Europe, the Americas, Africa - the stories are as varied as their geographical settings. In the award-winning 'Monday Morning' a refugee boy puzzles out his place in a new land. A bereaved father in 'Arithmetic' thinks back to a confusing, youthful sexual encounter that has left him emotionally scarred; Jacinta faces a long retirement with a husband she is not sure she likes in 'Jumbo and Jacinta' and 'The Wine Guitar' tells the story of an aging musician who pays a prostitute for the gift of her youth.
"Segun Afolabi is a writer of tremendous talent. His stories are subtley told and elegantly executed. His greatest skill though, is one possessed by only a few writers. He offers his readers a different way of seeing. And in so doing he elevates himself above the merely talented towards becoming a writer who will certainly make his mark in the world of literature."
ISBN 13: 9780099485186 | ISBN 10: 0099485184
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