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Winner of the 1991 Booker Prize. Set in the ghetto of an African city during British colonial rule, this rich, phantasmagorical novel follows Azaro, a "spirit-child" who has reneged on a pact with the spirit world.
"A dazzling achievement for any writer in any language."
—The New York Times Book Review
"A masterpiece if one ever existed."
—The Boston Globe
"Dazzling, hypnotic...a true feast for the word hungry."
—San Francisco Chronicle