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The Africa Report - - QUARTER -

The de­but novel of Caine Prize-win­ner Tope Fo­larin – who won the African writ­ing award for his short story ‘Mir­a­cle’ in 2013 – will be out on shelves in Au­gust. Tak­ing in­spi­ra­tion from his child­hood as the son of Nige­rian par­ents liv­ing in Utah, Fo­larin weaves a rich com­ing-ofage story about a man named Tunde who is shaped by his im­mi­grant up­bring­ing and tu­mul­tous fam­ily life. Maaza Mengiste, au­thor of Be­neath the Lion’s Gaze, writes that ‘Tunde’s world – bro­ken and alive, vivid and painful – bursts from these pages with un­for­get­table hon­esty and heart.”

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