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Revolution

Jakob Ejersbo

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The Africa Trilogy, Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Fiction in translation

Book Two of Jakob Ejersbo's explosive Africa Trilogy. Revolution is a collection of eleven short stories that act as a vital bridge between the novels Exile and Liberty in The Africa Trilogy.

Exile laid bare the lives of listless teenage expats in Tanzania; Revolution shifts the focus to the African and Indian Tanzanians they live among...

Moses, a worker in a lethal Tanzanite mine, who risks it all every day in the hope of striking it rich; Rachel, who leaves the countryside to make a living, but finds herself in a city where everyone sees her as a whore in waiting; Shakila, who manages to escape to the States, but not from racial prejudice.

This is their reality - drowning in corruption, the need to graft and scrap, selling their morals and their bodies as needs be.

The Africa Trilogy is at once epic and minutely human, because Ejersbo never fails to show compassion for his characters: however corrupted or morally blemished they may become, they are worth a better life.

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Jakob Ejersbo

Jakob Ejersbo was born in Aalborg in 1968. He trained as a journalist, and his breakthrough came with the 2002 novel Nordkraft, which won the Golden Bay prize in 2003. He died in 2008 at the age of forty, after a ten-month battle with cancer.

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