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I was curious about Le Clezio s writing after reading about his Nobel Prize, but evenwhen I read that his ideas of place and the modern nomadic lifestyle were appropriate for our times This book is not a page turner, but it is very honest, filled with the innocence of the young protagonist, the beauty and danger of Onitsha an African town , and the way places can grow inside us Le Clezio is a marvelous writer who occasionally gets carried away by his love of names and myths, but I was v I was curious about Le Clezio s writing after reading about his Nobel Prize, but evenwhen I read that his ideas of place and the modern nomadic lifestyle were appropriate for our times This boo Each family member is reaching for Onitsha in his or her own way Geoffrey through religion legend interesting that a different typeface is used first sense that this book is also about Geoffrey, that he has a soul p 71 Maou through people, and Fintan through the sense of physical location also, while the initial impression is that each is just in his or her own world, they are aware of each other s reaching out.Surprised to find out that Geoffrey is Fintan s father p 67 sense befo Each family member is reaching for Onitsha in his or her own way Geoffrey through religion legend interesting that a different typeface is used first sense that this book is also about Geoffrey, that he has a soul p 71 Maou through people, and Fintan through the sense of physical location also, @KINDLE â Onitsha ç Onitsha Tells The Story Of Fintan, A Youth Who Travels To Africa In 1948 With His Italian Mother To Join The English Father He Has Never Met Fintan Is Initially Enchanted By The Exotic World He Discovers In Onitsha, A Bustling City Prominently Situated On The Eastern Bank Of The Niger River But Gradually He Comes To Recognize The Intolerance And Brutality Of The Colonial System His Youthful Point Of View Provides The Novel With A Notably Direct, Horrified Perspective On Racism And Colonialism In The Words Of Translator Alison Anderson, Onitsha Is Remarkable For Its Almost Mythological Evocation Of Local History And Beliefs It Is Full Of Atmosphere Sights, Sounds, Smells And At Times The Author S Sentences Seem To Flow With The Dreamy Languor Of The River Itself But J M G Le Cl Zio Never Lets Us Forget The Harsh Realities Of Life Nor The Subsequent Tragedy Of War A Startling Account And Indictment Of Colonialism, Onitsha Is Also A Work Of Clear, Forthright Prose That Ably Portrays Both Colonial Nigeria And A Young Boy S Growing Outrage. It wasn t until the end of the novel that I really connected this novel with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie s novel, Half of a Yellow Sun which was based on the Biafran War in the 1960ies where the eastern part of Nigeria, primarily represented by the Igbo people, were hounded into succession and an attempt to found their own state Or that I began to wonder why so much of the li Wow Like many other bemused Indian booklovers, I bought this book because it was the only work by this year s Nobel winner available in stores and I wanted to know what the fuss was all about I came away moved and impressed convinced that, if Le Clezio generally writes at this level, the Nobel is well deserved It s the story of a young European boy and his mother who move to Nigeria to be with his English father, his family s various engagements with the country, its people and its heritage Wow Like many other bemused Indian booklovers, I bought this book because it was the only work by this year s Nobel winner available in stores and I wanted to know what the fuss was all about I came away moved and impressed convinced that, if Le Clezio generally writes at this level, the Nobel is well deserved It s the story of a young European Le Clezio is this year s Nobel laureate This is a fictionalized memoir of Le Cl zio s childhood trip to Nigeria, where he lived with his father, whom he had never met until the age of10,who is Geoffery, an Englishman working for the United African Trade Company His mother, Maou, is Italian and a free spirit He has grown up in Europe on the French Mediterranean She was poor and Geoffery left for the war in African soon after they married, so they lived with a women and an elderly woman they c Le Clezio is this year s Nobel laureate This is a fictionalized memoir of Le Cl zio s childhood trip to Nigeria, where he lived with his father, whom he had never met until the age of10,who is Geoffery, an Englishman working for the United African Trade Company His mother, Maou, is Italian and a free spirit He has grown up in Europe on the French Mediterranean She was poor and Geoffery left for the war in African soon after they married, so they lived with a women and an elderly woman they called Grandmother They take a boat for a month from France to Nigeria The first third of the book is about this voyage, primarily from the boy s, Finta s, perspective Le Cl zio s is masterful in rich descriptions of the natural and human world Africa burns like a secret, like a fever Slowness, that was it, a very long and regular movement, like the water of the river flowing towards the sea, like the clouds, like the sweltering afternoon heatLife came to a halt, as if time were weighted Onitsha, a town on the bank of the River Niger, once capital to the great Igbo Kingdom, becomes the setting for this riveting novel by Nobel Prize laureate J.M.G Le Cl zio The novel is a clash of cultures, taking place just prior to t Africa burns like a secret, like a fever Slowness, that was it, a very long and regular movement, like the water of the river flowing towards the sea, like the clouds, like the sweltering afternoon heatLife came to a halt, as if time were weighted Onitsha, a town on the bank of the River Niger, once capital to the great Igbo Kingdom, becomes the setting for this riveting novel by Nobel Prize laureate J.M.G Le Cl zio The novel is a cla Un voyage au coeur de l Afrique trois acteurs, trois visions sensiblement nuanc es.Geoffroy travaille pour une compagnie fran aise Onitsha Il demande sa femme Maou et son fils Fintan, qu il ne conna t pas encore, de les rejoindre.Maou, forte de son pass d enfant cach , esp re de l Afrique une lib ration, une br lure agr able sur la peau.Fintan se trouve projet dans un conflit de culture et d identit saisissant.Geoffreoy se retrouve pris entre plusieurs feux le milieu colonial dont il e Un voyage au coeur de l Afrique trois acteurs, trois visions sensiblement nuanc es.Geoffroy travaille pour une compagnie fran aise Onitsha Il demande sa femme Maou et son fils Fintan, qu il ne conna t pas encore, de les rejoindre.Maou, forte de son pass d enfant cach , esp re de l Afrique une lib ration, une br lure agr able sur la peau.Fintan se trouve projet dans un conflit de culture et d identit saisissant.Geoffreoy se retrouve pris entre plusieurs feux le milieu colonial dont il est acteur, e Heart of AfricaIs it possible to write of a journey upriver into the African heartland without falling into the shadow ofHeart of DarknessAnd yet the example of Conrad s masterpiece need not be a dead weight, as Onitsha, the 1992 novel by the recent Nobel laureate J M G Le Cl zio, proves As Conrad had done, Le Cl zio begins his book with a long voyage by water, in this case from Bordeaux along the coast of Africa to the mouth of the River Niger His protagonist is a young boy, Fintan, w Heart of AfricaIs it possible to write of a journey upriver into the African heartland without falling into the shadow ofHeart of DarknessAnd yet the example of Conrad s masterpiece need not be a dead weight, as Onitsha, the 1992 novel by the recent Nobel laureate J M G Le Cl zio, proves As Conrad had done, Le Cl zio begins his book with a long voyage by water, in this case from Bordeaux along the coast of Africa to the mouth of the River Niger His protagonist is a young boy, Fintan, who travels with his Italian mother nicknamed Maou to join his English father Geoffroy Allen, whom he has never seen, working as a shipping age Las rese as que escribo son para recordarme a m mismo de lo que he le do, por lo que est n llenas de spoilers.Onitsha es un lugar en el inconsciente de cada uno de nosotros Un lugar donde la fantas a y la realidad convergen, sue os y hechos se mezclan.Los personajes tienen diferentes esperanzas de qu encontrar en frica Provenientes de Europa, de una cultura occidental, persiguen fantas as que al llegar a Onitsha se desintegran, pero para conformar una realidad que aunque lejos de lo que hab Las rese as que escribo son para recordarme a m mismo de lo que he le do, por lo que est n llenas de spoilers.Onitsha es un lugar en el inconscient