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Waberi, Abdourahman A. 1965-

Overview
Works: 48 works in 223 publications in 6 languages and 4,116 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  History  Exhibition catalogs  Poetry  Pictorial works  Novellas 
Roles: Author, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Author of introduction, Contributor, Interviewee, Editor
Classifications: PQ2683.A23, 843.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Abdourahman A Waberi
In the United States of Africa by Abdourahman A Waberi( Book )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Djibouti-born Waberi's brief and concentrated tale-part satire, part fable, part fever-dream-imagines the world turned upside down: a war rages between Quebec and the American Midwest, and all of "Euramerica" is a dark, barbaric hellhole
Passage of tears by Abdourahman A Waberi( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Djibouti, a hot, impoverished little country on the Horn of Africa, is a place of great strategic importance, for off its coast lies a crucial 'passage' for the world's oil. Djibril, a young Djiboutian voluntarily exiled in Montreal, returns to his native land to prepare a report for an American economic intelligence firm. Meanwhile, a shadowy, threatening figure imprisoned in an island cell seems to know Djibril's every move. He takes dictation from his preaching cellmate known as his 'Venerable Master' but, as the words are put on the page, a completely different text appears--the life of Walter Benjamin, Djibril's favorite author"--Publisher description
The land without shadows by Abdourahman A Waberi( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in French and English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in France in 1994, this newly translated collection presents stories about the precolonial and colonial past of Djibouti alongside those set in the postcolonial era. With irony and humor, these short stories portray madmen, poets, artists, French colonists, pseudointellectuals, young women, aspiring politicians, famished refugees, khat chewers, nomads struggling to survive in Djibouti's ruthless natural environment, or tramps living (and dying) in Balbala, the shantytown that stretches to the south of the capital--Cover
Transit : a novel by Abdourahman A Waberi( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Waiting at the Paris airport, two immigrants from Djibouti reveal parallel stories of war, child soldiers, arms trafficking, drugs, and hunger...This brilliantly shrewd and cynical universal chronicle of war and exile, translated into English for the first time, amounts to a lyrical and reflective history of Djibouti and its tortuous politics, crippled economy, and devastated moral landscape"--Cover p. [4]
Fools, thieves, and other dreamers : stories from Francophone Africa by Seydi Sow( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cahier nomade : nouvelles by Abdourahman A Waberi( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in French and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recueil de nouvelles de cet auteur djiboutien, qui donne ici la chronique de sa terre africaine depuis le temps où le général-président venu de France visitait ce "confetti de l'Empire". Il se souvient de l'époque heureuse où son père exorcisait la nuit de son chant. Il note aussi les assemblées d'aujourd'hui où chacun y va de son dialecte
Balbala : roman by Abdourahman A Waberi( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in French and Italian and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depuis Balbala, banlieue de Djibouti, pendant la guerre civile de 1991-1993, se lèvent quatre personnages qui vont devenir l'emblème des forces nouvelles et progressistes de la nation : Waïs, un marathonien, Yonis, un médecin, Dilleyra, un foncctionnaire en rupture de ban et poète, Anab, compagne de Yonis. A travers leurs destins, l'auteur dresse ainsi un tableau accablant de son pays
The nomads, my brothers, go out to drink from the big dipper by Abdourahman A Waberi( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in French and English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

entre pierraille et souverain soleiltoute eau buetoute plainte tuedepuis l'aubele tempsdemeure ce pays :plaie ouverte sur l'AfriqueLa simplicité, la joie de vivre, le refus du superflu et du bavardage... Et partant la pleine acceptation de nos émotions est à la portée de tous. Suivez le regarddu poète, guettez son pas poudré par la poussière de l'errance, il vous invitera à goûter la sobriété heureuse.Il vous aidera, on l'espère, à vous faire chef de métier de votre propre vie pour une heure ou une éternité
Moisson de crânes : textes pour le Rwanda by Abdourahman A Waberi( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in French and Undetermined and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nocky Djedanoum, écrivain tchadien à Lille, où il organise chaque année le festival Fest'Africa, a initié le projet "Rwanda : écrire par devoir de mémoire". Dix écrivains (Tierno Monembo, B. Boris Diop, Monique Iboudo, Nocky Dejadanoum, Jean-Marie Vianney Rurangwa, Koulsy Lamko, Véronique Tadjo, Vénuste Kayimahé, Meja Mwangi, Abdourahman A. Waberi), entres autres, proposent chacun une oeuvre
Rift routes rails : variations romanesques by Abdourahman A Waberi( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in French and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treize variations romanesques sur le thème de la quête de sens et de soleil. Treize manières de dire le passé et le présent des Afriques tour à tour sensibles et rêveuses, violentes et désirables
Harvest of skulls by Abdourahman A Waberi( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1994, the Akazu, Rwanda's political elite, planned the genocidal mass slaughter of 500,000 to 1,000,000 Tutsi and Hutu who lived in the country. Given the failure of the international community to acknowledge the genocide, in 1998, ten African authors visited Rwanda in a writing initiative that was an attempt to make partial amends. Abdourahman A. Waberi claims, "Language remains inadequate in accounting for the world and all its turpitudes, words can never be more than unstable crutches, staggering along . . . And yet, if we want to hold on to a glimmer of hope in the world, the only miraculous weapons we have at our disposal are these same clumsy supports." Shaped by the author's own experiences in Rwanda and by the stories shared by survivors, Harvest of Skulls stands twenty years after the genocide as an indisputable resource for discussions on testimony and witnessing, the complex relationship between victims and perpetrators, the power of the moral imagination, and how survivors can rebuild a society haunted by the ghost of its history."--
Emergency( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La divine chanson : roman by Abdourahman A Waberi( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in French and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La Divine Chanson est un roman, un roman amoureux qui s'empare d'une vie exemplaire, celle d'un chanteur, compositeur, poète afro-américain né à Chicago en 1949, dont nul ne saurait méconnaître l'immense génie et la rude destinée : Gil Scott-Heron, réinventé ici sous le nom de Sammy l'enchanteur. Décidément plus humain que bien des bipèdes, c'est un vieux chat roux recueilli dans une rue de Harlem qui nous entraîne, partout où la Divine Chanson continue de tourner, à travers les ghettos noirs ou sur les scènes internationales du jazz ce "grand courant électrique qui rivalise avec le Gulf Stream". Et ce n'est pas un moindre mérite du roman que de nous faire découvrir et aimer ce "Bob Dylan noir", depuis l'arrière-pays de l'enfance, "quelque part entre Clarksdale, Mississippi et Savannah, Tennessee", dans le solide giron de Lily, la grand-mère tant aimée, jusqu'aux années de fulgurance. Au terme de ce mémorable et bouleversant voyage, la Divine Chanson ne nous quittera plus."
Culture post-coloniale, 1961-2006 : traces et mémoires coloniales en France by Pascal Blanchard( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recueil d'études consistant à déceler dans la société française les traces de l'entreprise coloniale depuis la fin de la guerre d'Algérie jusqu'à aujourd'hui. Il s'agit pour les auteurs de mesurer en quoi se perpétuent, se reconfigurent, se renforcent ou disparaissent des éléments de la culture qui trouvent leur genèse dans une culture coloniale en formation depuis le XVIIe siècle
L'oeil nomade by Abdourahman A Waberi( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deux visions se confrontent à travers les mots d'un homme né et élevé à Djibouti, qui contemple son pays à travers les sensations qu'il en a gardées et le regard de photographes qui découvrent un pays, donnent à voir ce qui frappe ou attire leur regard neuf
Enfants de la balle : nouvelles d'Afrique, nouvelles de foot( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mon nom est aube by Abdourahman A Waberi( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A naked needle by Nuruddin Farah( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belletristik : Somalia/Mogadischu ; Liebe - kulturelle Identität
Die Legende von der Nomadensonne by Abdourahman A Waberi( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schädelernte by Abdourahman A Waberi( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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In the United States of Africa
Alternative Names
Abdourahman A. Waberi écrivain franco-djiboutien d'expression française

Abdourahman A. Waberi scrittore gibutiano

Abdourahman Waberi Djiboutian writer

Abdourahman Waberi dschibutischer Schriftsteller

Abdourahman Waberi schrijver uit Djibouti

Abdurahman Waberi

Abdurahman Waberi escritor yibutiano

Ali Waberi, Abdourahman 1965-

Waberi Abdourahman

Waberi Abdourahman 1965-....

Waberi, Abdourahman A. 1965-

Waberi, Abdourahman A. (Abdourahman Ali), 1965-

Waberi, Abdourahman Ali

Waberi Abdourahman Ali 1965-....

Вабери, Абдурахман

عبدالرحمن وابری

ワベリ, アブドゥラマン・アリ

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Passage of tearsThe land without shadowsFools, thieves, and other dreamers : stories from Francophone AfricaEmergencySchädelernte