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Dalila - Jason Donald - Signed 1st Edition

£19.99

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Signed 1st edition, in fine condition, dustjacket unclipped. Signed on title page with date.


'As compelling as it is tough, sidestepping piety in favour of clear-eyed infectious anger.' - Rebecca Nicolson Sunday Times

Irene Dalila Mwathi comes from Kenya with a brutally violent personal history. Once she wanted to be a journalist, now all she wants is to be safe. When she finally arrives, bewildered, in London, she is attacked by the very people paid to protect her, and she has no choice but to step out on her own into this strange new world. Through a dizzying array of interviews, lawyer's meetings, regulations and detention centres, she realises that what she faces may be no less dangerous than the violence she has fled.Written with grace, humour and compassion, this timely and thought-provoking novel tackles its uncomfortable subject matter in a deeply affecting way. A book about forging dignity in a world of tragedy, and raising issues about immigration and asylum-seekers through the story of one woman's plight, Dalila is a necessary tale of our times. It is also a work of great literary power: a slow-burning, spell-binding novel about how we treat the vulnerable and dispossessed that will leave its readers devastated.

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Author(s):
Donald, Jason
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
2017
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
191070248X
ISBN-13:
9781910702482
Number of pages:
353
Publisher:
Jonathan Cape

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Signed 1st edition, in fine condition, dustjacket unclipped. Signed on title page with date.


'As compelling as it is tough, sidestepping piety in favour of clear-eyed infectious anger.' - Rebecca Nicolson Sunday Times

Irene Dalila Mwathi comes from Kenya with a brutally violent personal history. Once she wanted to be a journalist, now all she wants is to be safe. When she finally arrives, bewildered, in London, she is attacked by the very people paid to protect her, and she has no choice but to step out on her own into this strange new world. Through a dizzying array of interviews, lawyer's meetings, regulations and detention centres, she realises that what she faces may be no less dangerous than the violence she has fled.Written with grace, humour and compassion, this timely and thought-provoking novel tackles its uncomfortable subject matter in a deeply affecting way. A book about forging dignity in a world of tragedy, and raising issues about immigration and asylum-seekers through the story of one woman's plight, Dalila is a necessary tale of our times. It is also a work of great literary power: a slow-burning, spell-binding novel about how we treat the vulnerable and dispossessed that will leave its readers devastated.

Author(s):
Donald, Jason
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
2017
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
191070248X
ISBN-13:
9781910702482
Number of pages:
353
Publisher:
Jonathan Cape

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