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The Virgin of Flames by Chris Abani

The Virgin of Flames

  • Paperback $16.00

    Jan 30, 2007 | 304 Pages

  • Ebook $11.99

    Jan 30, 2007 | 304 Pages

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Abani [is] a fluid, closely observant writer. (The Washington Post)

Abani’s intensely visual style—and his sense of humor—convert the stuff of hopelessness into the stuff of hope. (San Francisco Chronicle)

GraceLand amply demonstrates that Abani has the energy, ambition and compassion to create a novel that delineates and illuminates a complicated, dynamic, deeply fractured society. (Los Angeles Times)

Abani . . . has written an exhilarating novel, all the more astonishing for its hard-won grace and, yes, redemption. (The Village Voice)

In depicting how deeply external politics can affect internal thinking, GraceLand announces itself as a worthy heir to Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart. Like that classic of Nigerian literature, it gives a multifaceted, human face to a culture struggling to find its own identity while living with somebody else’s. (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

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