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Maryse Condé’s The Wondrous and Tragic Life of Ivan and Ivana selected as FT Book of the year!

Maryse Condé’s The Wondrous and Tragic Life of Ivan and Ivana, translated by Richard Philcox, has been selected as an FT book of the year.

The reviewer writes:

‘Written in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, this picaresque romp tracks the journey of twins Ivan and Ivana from the author’s native island of Guadeloupe, through West Africa and to a Paris suburb, their paths diverging as Ivan succumbs to the false promises of jihadi radicalism.’

https://www.ft.com/content/cda46fb5-d18b-41c1-b8c6-69d04c2e029a