Black Mamba Boy Black Mamba Boy

Black Mamba Boy

A Novel

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Publisher Description

Yemen, 1935. Jama is a "market boy," a half-feral child scavenging with his friends in the dusty streets of a great seaport. For Jama, life is a thrilling carnival, at least when he can fill his belly. When his mother—alternately raging and loving—dies young, she leaves him only an amulet stuffed with one hundred rupees. Jama decides to spend her life's meager savings on a search for his never-seen father; the rumors that travel along clan lines report that he is a driver for the British somewhere in the north. So begins Jama's extraordinary journey of more than a thousand miles north all the way to Egypt, by camel, by truck, by train, but mostly on foot. He slings himself from one perilous city to another, fiercely enjoying life on the road and relying on his vast clan network to shelter him and point the way to his father, who always seems just a day or two out of reach.

In his travels, Jama will witness scenes of great humanity and brutality; he will be caught up in the indifferent, grinding machine of war; he will crisscross the Red Sea in search of working papers and a ship. Bursting with life and a rough joyfulness, Black Mamba Boy is debut novelist Nadifa Mohamed's vibrant, moving celebration of her family's own history.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2010
August 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
745.3
KB

Customer Reviews

bj2001 ,

Black Mamba Boy

Superb, eloquent and fabulous.

Nandak ,

Black Mamba Boy

NM you are cool brother!!!! Great writing style and a good story teller.

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