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Author Habila, Helon, 1967- author.

Title Travelers : a novel / Helon Habila.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction  New Shelf  HABILA,HEL    Available
 PAS Central Library Fiction  New Shelf  FIC HABILA,H    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description viii, 295 pages ; 22 cm
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Summary A Nigerian graduate student who has made his home in America knows what it means to strike out for new shores. When his wife proposes that he accompany her to Berlin, where she has been awarded a prestigious arts fellowship, he has his reservations: "I knew every departure is a death, every return a rebirth. Most changes happen unplanned, and they always leave a scar." In Berlin, Habila's central character finds himself thrown into contact with a community of African immigrants and refugees whose lives previously seemed distant from his own, but to which he is increasingly drawn. The walls between his privileged, secure existence and the stories of these other Africans on the move soon crumble, and his sense of identity begins to dissolve as he finds that he can no longer separate himself from others' horrors, or from Africa.
Subject Africans -- Germany -- Berlin -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- Germany -- Berlin -- Fiction.
Refugees -- Germany -- Berlin -- Fiction.
Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Berlin (Germany) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Domestic fiction.
ISBN 9780393239591 hardcover
0393239594 hardcover

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