The Feather and Stick Method

Carnival
Night Rider| Review of Rawi Hage, Carnival (Hamish Hamilton, 2013). Financial Times | 6 September 2013.

The work of the young Albert Camus was once described as Kafka written by Hemingway – a deft example of the shorthand book reviewers often reach for when trying to pin down new talent. On the cover of Rawi Hage’s third novel, Carnival, a reviewer’s line asks us to “Imagine Camus rewriting Taxi Driver” – which made me think that perhaps this device should be retired for a little while…

 

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i was born 24 february 1980 in johannesburg i found myself in a situation
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