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    Born into a life of constant financial, physical, and moral threat, Meti Birabiro takes refuge in literature and the fantastic. Blue Daughter of the Red Sea is Birabiro’s poetic account of the harsh reality of her young life spread across three continents. Her voice is a fresh mélange of child and adult perspectives, at once brutally honest and wise beyond her years. Through her journey from Ethiopia to Italy and finally to the United States, we encounter Birabiro’s relatives, friends, and enemies—relationships so intense that these people become her vampires, devils, angels, and saints. These characterizations always lead her back to the truth, helping her to decipher what is fair and good, to understand what she must cherish and what she must rage against.

Table of Contents

  1. Table of Contents
  2. p. ix
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  1. Preface
  2. p. xi
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  1. Acknowledgments and Thanks
  2. p. xiii
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  1. Translations
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Book 1 Exodus of Bodies
  2. pp. 3-7
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  1. 1 Light
  2. pp. 9-16
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  1. 2 Appetizer
  2. pp. 17-26
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  1. 3 Reformatory Sessions
  2. pp. 26-33
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  1. 4 God and Satan
  2. pp. 34-40
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  1. Book 2 Exodus of Souls
  2. pp. 41-45
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  1. 5 Darkness
  2. pp. 47-57
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  1. 6 Entr
  2. pp. 58-64
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  1. Book 3 Exodus of Innocence
  2. pp. 65-69
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  1. 7 Blossom
  2. pp. 71-83
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  1. 8 Initiation Rites
  2. pp. 84-90
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  1. 9 Colorfield
  2. pp. 91-100
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  1. 10 Novillada
  2. pp. 101-108
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  1. 11 Suicide Machine
  2. pp. 109-115
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  1. 12 The Trouble with the Feet
  2. pp. 116-119
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  1. Book 4 The Book of Disenchantments
  2. pp. 121-125
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  1. 13 Divine Detour
  2. pp. 144-154
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  1. 14 Pandora’s Box
  2. pp. 138-141
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  1. 15 The Boxer
  2. pp. 142-162
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  1. 16 The Dancer
  2. pp. 180-209
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780299195731
Print ISBN
9780299195700
MARC Record
OCLC
632722505
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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