Sun of a Distant Land

Twelve year old Souleye has just immigrated to Montreal from Senegal with his family He wants to become from here as quickly as possible, but Canada and Senegal prove to be two completely different worlds, and their new lives don t unfold as planned Beyond the daily grind of finding an apartment, schools, and jobs, young Souleye whose only friend renames him Soleil Twelve year old Souleye has just immigrated to Montreal from Senegal with his family He wants to become from here as quickly as possible, but Canada and Senegal prove to be two completely different worlds, and their new lives don t unfold as planned Beyond the daily grind of finding an apartment, schools, and jobs, young Souleye whose only friend renames him Soleil Sun has to contend with what it means to be black in a predominantly white society, a foreigner among the locals And that s all before his father s mind begins to fall apart Poignantly translated from the French by Claire Holden Rothman, David Bouchet s Sun of a Distant Land is by turns charming and tragic, an epic contemporary vision of what it means to be uprooted, and what it takes to plant roots in a new land.
Sun of a Distant Land Twelve year old Souleye has just immigrated to Montreal from Senegal with his family He wants to become from here as quickly as possible but Canada and Senegal prove to be two completely different wo

  • Title: Sun of a Distant Land
  • Author: David Bouchet
  • ISBN: 9781550654707
  • Page: 493
  • Format: ebook
  • 1 thought on “Sun of a Distant Land”

    1. One of the most joyful reading experiences I've had in months. Fantastic classical storytelling, great characters and insightful social commentary. Its an absolute delight. I recommend it to anyone interested in tales of youth and immigration.

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