A Girl Called Eel

Awards:   Winner of Burgess Award 2018
Author:   Ali Zamir ,  Aneesa Abbas Higgins
Publisher:   Jacaranda Books Art Music Ltd
ISBN:  

9781909762817


Publication Date:   06 May 2019
Format:   Paperback
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A Girl Called Eel


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  • Winner of Burgess Award 2018

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Anguille is a 17-year-old girl who leaves her rock on the archipelago of Comoros to lose herself at sea. She drifts between two states of mind and between two islands 'in a hollow maze', evoking her memories so as to forget nothing and so as to delay the inevitable outcome. Confronted with the pressing immediacy of imminent death, Anguille recounts the story of her whole life in one long, sustained breath, in a series of brief couplets. But what Anguille recounts, in an assured voice which heralds a shipwreck, is also something other than her life - something much deeper below the ground, or rather the sea, which has to do with the species and what is immemorial. It is the story of a fight for survival in which everyone becomes a predator. A story told in a single sentence, A Girl Called Eel is a memorial, a reckoning, and a powerful narrative imbued with a prevailing sense of urgency.

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Author:   Ali Zamir ,  Aneesa Abbas Higgins
Publisher:   Jacaranda Books Art Music Ltd
Imprint:   Jacaranda Books Art Music Ltd
ISBN:  

9781909762817


ISBN 10:   1909762814
Publication Date:   06 May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.
Language:   English

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It is rare to say about a book that you have never read anything like it, and this is one such case. - Elle A pure diamond, a magnificent event. A mind-blowing debut novel. - Le Point


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Ali Zamir was born on Anjouan in the Comoros. He studied French Literature at the University of Cairo and attained his Master's degree from there in 2010. He has since returned to Anjouan where he has been the Director of Culture and Cooperative Activities for the island since 2014. First published in French as Anguille sous roche by Le Tripode in 2016, A Girl Called Eel is his first novel.

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