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A startlingly imaginative exploration of the African diaspora in Europe, by one of our most acclaimed international writers. A Nigerian graduate student who has made his home in America knows what it means to strike out for new shores. When his wife proposes that he accompany her to Berlin, where she has been awarded a prestigious arts fellowship, he has his reservations: 'I knew every departure is a death, every return a rebirth. Most changes happen unplanned, and they always leave a scar.' In Berlin, Habila's central character finds himself thrown into contact with a community of African immigrants and refugees whose lives previously seemed distant from his own, but to which he is...read more