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Descent Into Night

Descent Into Night

by Edem Awumey

Narrated by Kevin Hanchard

Unabridged — 5 hours, 25 minutes

Edem Awumey
Descent Into Night

Descent Into Night

by Edem Awumey

Narrated by Kevin Hanchard

Unabridged — 5 hours, 25 minutes

Edem Awumey

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Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award, Translation, 2018


From Goncourt Prize finalist Edem Awumey, a beautiful and brilliant new novel.

With a nod to Samuel Beckett and Bohumil Hrabal, a young dramatist from a West African nation describes a student protest against a brutal oligarchy and its crushing aftermath. While distributing leaflets with provocative quotations from Beckett, Ito Baraka is taken to a camp where torture, starvation, beatings, and rape are normal. Forced to inform on his friends, whose fates he now fears, and released a broken man, he is enabled to escape to Quebec. His one goal is to tell the story of the protest and pay homage to Koli Lem, a teacher, cellmate, and lover of books, who was blinded by being forced to look at the sun-and is surely a symbol of the nation.


Edem Awumey gives us a darkly moving and terrifying novel about fear and play, repression and protest, and the indomitable nature of creativity.



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BN ID: 2940177454658
Publisher: ECW Press
Publication date: 04/13/2021
Edition description: Unabridged

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