A Storm Blew in from Paradise

A Storm Blew in from Paradise

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"Hypnotic...a sophisticated meditation on politics, race and ethnicity. (...) Anyuru's prose is incandescent." --Peter Kimani, The New York Times Book Review
"An extraordinary life in exile inspires a multilayered novel. (...) A deeply moving meditation on identity and history, the personal and the political, blurring the boundaries between truth and fiction." --Kirkus Review

P's greatest dream is to fly. He sets out to become a Ugandan fighter pilot, training in an academy in Greece. When the 1971 Idi Amin coup in his homeland disrupts his plans, he defects and becomes a man on the run. In this extraordinary novel based on his own father's fate, Anyuru evokes P's struggles in gorgeous, vivid prose. As a refugee, military-camp prisoner, and exile, P never gives up hope and continues to dream of life as a pilot. In a story told across two generations, P searches for identity and purpose in a world in which nowhere is home.

Author: Johannes Anyuru
Publisher: World Editions
Published: 11/05/2019
Pages: 252
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.50w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9781642860443

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 09/01/2019

About the Author
Johannes Anyuru (Sweden, 1979), the son of a Ugandan father and a Swedish mother, is a novelist and poet. A Storm Blew in from Paradise enjoyed immense success in Sweden and was awarded two major Swedish literature prizes: the Svenska Dagbladet Literature Prize and the Aftonbladet Literature Prize.