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A Gazelle Ate My Homework

£9.99

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Sick of living in the shadows of a corrupt post-colonial Ivory Coast, intrepid gazelle hunter Habib Fanny schemes to see the opulence of America for himself, with naught but rudimentary raft-making skills and his trusty spear to aid him. Well...that's one version of the story, at least. In truth, Fanny's story takes him on an adventure across continents, around dangerous political intrigue, into the depths of poverty, and through the complicated systems that provide him with a medical education. His journey to become an American is beset not by lions and man-eating sharks, but rather by persistent internal questions, which he attacks with the same rigor he brings to his schooling. What does it mean to be a Muslim, a Christian, an agnostic, or possibly, maybe, an atheist? What does it mean to be African in America, but not yet Black? And how on earth do you deal with the dating scene? As he navigates the shifting waters of cultural identity, he's forced to confront his own colonialist prejudices. Habib Fanny-that's Doctor Habib Fanny, M.D., actually-doesn't find gold-paved streets in America, but with humor and curiosity, he finds a path all his own.

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Author(s):
FANNY, Habib
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
203x2x133
EAN-13:
9781944934941
Edition:
First / First (2020)
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9781944934941
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
240
Publisher:
Portland: Thorntree Press

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Sick of living in the shadows of a corrupt post-colonial Ivory Coast, intrepid gazelle hunter Habib Fanny schemes to see the opulence of America for himself, with naught but rudimentary raft-making skills and his trusty spear to aid him. Well...that's one version of the story, at least. In truth, Fanny's story takes him on an adventure across continents, around dangerous political intrigue, into the depths of poverty, and through the complicated systems that provide him with a medical education. His journey to become an American is beset not by lions and man-eating sharks, but rather by persistent internal questions, which he attacks with the same rigor he brings to his schooling. What does it mean to be a Muslim, a Christian, an agnostic, or possibly, maybe, an atheist? What does it mean to be African in America, but not yet Black? And how on earth do you deal with the dating scene? As he navigates the shifting waters of cultural identity, he's forced to confront his own colonialist prejudices. Habib Fanny-that's Doctor Habib Fanny, M.D., actually-doesn't find gold-paved streets in America, but with humor and curiosity, he finds a path all his own.

Author(s):
FANNY, Habib
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
203x2x133
EAN-13:
9781944934941
Edition:
First / First (2020)
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9781944934941
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
240
Publisher:
Portland: Thorntree Press

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