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Adua (Paperback) (Igiaba Scego)

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“Utterly sublime."—Maaza Mengiste, author of Beneath the Lion’s Gaze

Adua, an immigrant from Somalia to Italy, has lived in Rome for nearly forty years. She came seeking freedom from a strict father and an oppressive regime, but her dreams of becoming a film star ended in shame. Now that the civil war in Somalia is over, her homeland beckons. Yet Adua has a husband who needs her, a young man, also an immigrant, who braved a dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea. When her father, who worked as an interpreter for Mussolini’s ****** regime, dies, Adua inherits the family home. She must decide whether to make the journey back to reclaim her material inheritance, but also how to take charge of her own story and build a future.

Igiaba Scego is an Italian novelist and journalist. She was born in Rome in 1974 to Somali parents who took refuge in Italy following a coup d’état in their native country, where her father served as foreign minister.


Number of Pages: 183.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
Author: Igiaba Scego
Language: English
Street Date: June 13, 2017
TCIN: 51775333
UPC: 9781939931450
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-1978
$11.52
MSRPReg: $16.95 Save $5.43 (32% off)

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