The Abandoned Baobab by Ken Bugul

The book is a poignant autobiographical novel that delves into the life of a young African woman who feels disconnected from her roots and culture after returning from studies in Europe. Struggling with a sense of alienation and identity crisis, she spirals into a life of excess and despair in the city, seeking solace in relationships and substances. Her narrative is a raw and honest exploration of postcolonial identity, womanhood, and the search for meaning in a world where she feels like an outsider both in her home country and abroad. The title symbolizes her sense of abandonment and the deep longing for a sense of belonging and understanding.

The 4437th greatest book of all time


Published
1982
Nationality
Senegalese
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
Unknown
Original Language
French

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