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African Titanics

African Titanics is the untold tale of the African boat people and their desperate exodus to the merciless shores of the Mediterranean. The novel is one of fleeting yet profound friendships, perseverance born of despair and the power of stories to overcome the difficulties of the present. Alternating between fast-paced action and meditative reflection, the novel follows the adventures of Eritrean migrant Abdar. As he journeys north, the narrative mirrors the rhythm of his travels and the tension between life and death, hope and despair.
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Abu Bakr Kahal is an Eritrean novelist who currently resides in Denmark after many years in Libya and several months in a Tunisian refugee camp during the Libyan revolution. A long-time member of the Eritrean Liberation Front, Kahal fought in many battles against the Ethiopian occupation. African Titanics is his third novel, following The Scent of Arms and Barkantiyya: Land of the Wise Woman. It is his first novel to be published in English translation.

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