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Author: Wilfried N'Sondé; Karen Lindo
Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2018]
Series: Global African voices.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Behind the bars on her window, Rosa Maria dreams of sunshine, love, calm, and leaving the city where she lives with her family. She suffers her father's beatings, hides her femininity behind shapeless clothing, and pines for the beautiful Jason as she awaits her opportunity to flee. Meanwhile, her older brother is found dead in a nearby parking lot, and the neighborhood explodes in a riot against the police. Rosa  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
N'Sondé, Wilfried.
Concrete flowers.
Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018019660
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wilfried N'Sondé; Karen Lindo
ISBN: 9780253035592 0253035597
OCLC Number: 1010584657
Description: 136 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Global African voices.
Other Titles: Fleur de béton.
Responsibility: Wilfried N'Sondé ; translated by Karen Lindo.

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N'Sonde's powerful voice resonates loudly in Concrete Flowers. This novel tells the story of Rosa Maria, who feels lost in the brutal and racially charged city of Paris. Rosa's coming-of-age journey  Read more...

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"Wilfried N'Sonde wields a precise and poetic pen. " * Radio France Internationale * "Wilfried N'Sonde is a musician. One can hear this. His writing captures the rhythm of a brutal reality of a Read more...

 
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