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A landmark bestseller in Italy, I Was an Elephant Salesman gives a name and a face to the thousands of anonymous African street vendors in cities across Europe. Through the voice of a thinly veiled first-person narrator, Pap Khouma offers us a chilling, intimate, and often ironic glimpse into the life of an illegal immigrant. Khouma invents a life for himself as an itinerant trader of carved elephants, small ivories, and other "African" trinkets, struggling to maintain courage and dignity in A landmark bestseller in Italy, I Was an Elephant Salesman gives a name and a face to the thousands of anonymous African street vendors in cities across Europe. Through the voice of a thinly veiled first-person narrator, Pap Khouma offers us a chilling, intimate, and often ironic glimpse into the life of an illegal immigrant. Khouma invents a life for himself as an itinerant trader of carved elephants, small ivories, and other "African" trinkets, struggling to maintain courage and dignity in the face of despair and humiliation. Constantly on the run from the authorities, he finds insight into the vicissitudes of law and politics, the constraints of citizenship, national borders, skin color, and the often paralyzing difficulties of obtaining basic human needs. His story reveals a contemporary Europe struggling to come to terms with its multiracial, multireligious, and multicultural identity. Indiana University Press Books, Fiction~~General, I-Was-an-Elephant-Salesman~~Pap-Khouma, , , , , , , , , , Indiana University Press

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A landmark bestseller in Italy, I Was an Elephant Salesman gives a nameand a face to the thousands of anonymous African street vendors in cities acrossEurope. Through the voice of a thinly veiled first-person narrator, Pap Khoumaoffers us a chilling, intimate, and often ironic glimpse into the life of an illegalimmigrant. Khouma invents a life for himself as an itinerant trader of carvedelephants, small ivories, and other ´´African´´ trinkets, struggling tomaintain courage and dignity in the face of despair and humiliation. Constantly onthe run from the authorities, he finds insight into the vicissitudes of law andpolitics, the constraints of citizenship, national borders, skin color, and theoften paralyzing difficulties of obtaining basic human needs. His story reveals acontemporary Europe struggling to come to terms with its multiracial, multireligious, and multicultural identity. Adventures Between Dakar, Paris, and Milan Buch (fremdspr.) Bücher>Fremdsprachige Bücher>Englische Bücher, Indiana University Press

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I Was an Elephant Salesman: Adventures between Dakar, Paris, and Milan (Global African Voices)
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Pap Khouma, Rebecca Hopkins, Graziella Parati

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I Was an Elephant Salesman: Adventures between Dakar, Paris, and Milan (Global African Voices)

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9780253222329

A landmark bestseller in Italy, I Was an Elephant Salesman gives a nameand a face to the thousands of anonymous African street vendors in cities acrossEurope. Through the voice of a thinly veiled first-person narrator, Pap Khoumaoffers us a chilling, intimate, and often ironic glimpse into the life of an illegalimmigrant. Khouma invents a life for himself as an itinerant trader of carvedelephants, small ivories, and other "African" trinkets, struggling tomaintain courage and dignity in the face of despair and humiliation. Constantly onthe run from the authorities, he finds insight into the vicissitudes of law andpolitics, the constraints of citizenship, national borders, skin color, and theoften paralyzing difficulties of obtaining basic human needs. His story reveals acontemporary Europe struggling to come to terms with its multiracial, multireligious, and multicultural identity.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780253222329
ISBN (ISBN-10): 025322232X
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Publishing year: 2010
Publisher: INDIANA UNIV PR
138 Pages
Weight: 0,236 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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