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Drawing the Map of Heaven

An African Writer in America

by Tanure Ojaide

The celebrated Nigerian writer Tanure Ojaide relates here his experience of living in the United States where he has been based teaching and writing since 1996. Drawing the Map of Heaven picks up where his earlier memoir, Great Boys. An African Childhood which charted his upbringing in Nigeria by his Grandmother, left off. Less a purely personal tale and more a story of the many other African immigrants in the United States Ojaide in the text uses "we" to speak collectively for a traditionally communal society now residing in an individualistic setting. As much a reflection of an African background as an American experience Drawing the Map of Heaven is a unique portrait of the African in the United States

ISBN 9789788422525 | 228 pages | 216 x 140 mm | 2012 | Malthouse Press, Nigeria | Paperback


eBook ISBN: 9789788422693



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