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Oct 02, 2007
| ISBN 9780143181279
Oct 02, 2007 | ISBN 9780143181279
Sam Bokarie is an ex–African warlord who moves to small-town Canada to capitalize on its zealous hospitality. Based in part on a notoriously vicious figure, this debut novel responds to this warlord’s mysterious disappearance by imagining what would happen if he turned up in Canada and aligned himself with an ambitious but clumsy politician. With searing wit, Boyagoda has created a powerful tale of political ambition and unlikely alliances that reviewers hailed as genius.
Randy Boyagoda’s first novel, Governor of the Northern Province, was critically acclaimed and long-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. The Beggar’s Feast was longlisted for the 2013 IMPAC Dublin Literary Prize.He regularly reviews for The New York Times, Harper’s and The Globe… More about Randy Boyagoda
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