Variations on the Theme of An African Dictatorship
On Sale: August 22, 2006
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The first novel in Farah's universally acclaimed
Variations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship
trilogy, Sweet and Sour Milk chronicles one man's
search for the reasons behind his twin brother's violent
death during the 1970s. The atmosphere of political tyranny
and repression reduces our hero's quest to a passive and
fatalistic level; his search for reasons and answers
ultimately becomes a search for meaning. The often
detective-story-like narrative of this novel thus moves on a
primarily interior plane as "Farah takes us deep into
territory he has charted and mapped and made uniquely his
own" (Chinua Achebe).
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