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We Won't Budge: an African Exile in the World

By: Diawara, Manthia

Price: $8.74

Publisher: Basic Civitas Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003475

Condition: Very Good in Fine dust jacket

In this searing and bittersweet memoir, Diawara revisits his early years as an African emigrant in love with Swedish girls and American rock and roll. Taking us from the nightclubs of his hometown Bamako to the cafes of Boulevard Montparnasse, to the black neighborhoods of 1970s Washington D. C. , Diawara brings to life the generations of Africans who were drawn to the promise of Western equality and prosperity in the heady days of the international student movement. Now able to look at the assimilation process from a more nuanced perspective, he confronts the prejudices of those who assume he... View more info