“THE WORD ILLEGAL DIDN’T MAKE SENSE ANYMORE”

Book Review

A review of Igiaba Scego's "Beyond Babylon," which weaves together diverse perspectives—on colonial Italy, pre-revolution Somalia, Argentina’s desaparecidos, bisexuality, racism, sexual violation, learning Arabic in Tunisia, and life in Rome—from five different viewpoints: two daughters (Zuhra and Mar), their respective mothers (Maryam and Miranda), and a father (Elias).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ziolkowski, S

Published Date

  • October 29, 2019

Published In

  • Public Books