Days Come and Go (Hardcover)

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By Hemley Boum, Nchanji Njamnsi (Translator)
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Days Come and Go is an aching chronicle of Cameroon, told through the eyes of three generations of women. In it, Anna and her family become almost mythic archetypes, crafting a pattern of tragedy and hope. Boum expertly maneuvers between their intimate moments of joy and aching losses of innocence, all handled with tender care. 

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Chronicling the beauty and turmoil of a rapidly changing Cameroon, Days Come and Go is the remarkable story of three generations of women both within and beyond its borders. Through the voices of Anna, a matriarch living out her final days in Paris; Abi, Anna's thoroughly European daughter (at least in her mother's eyes); and Tina, a teenager who comes under the sway of a militant terrorist faction, Boum's epic is generous and all-seeing. Brilliantly considering the many issues that dominate her characters' lives--love and politics, tradition and modernity--Days Come and Go, in Nchanji Njamnsi's vivid translation, is a page-turner by way of Frantz Fanon and V. S. Naipaul. As passions rise, fall, and rise again, Boum's stirring English-language debut offers a discerning portrait of a nation that never once diminishes the power of everyday human connection.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781949641356
ISBN-10: 194964135X
Publisher: Two Lines Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2022
Pages: 350
Language: English