SILENCE IS MY MOTHER TONGUE

: Addonia (S.)

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204pp., paperback, London, 2018

A novel set in a refugee camp in Sudan.

"Stunning. At once sensuous and provocative, Addonia's prose layers imagery and insight to keep us glued right to the spectacular end. This is a splendid, compulsive reading experience." Maaza Mengiste, author of Beneath the Lion's Gaze

Sulaiman Addonia fled Eritrea as a child, spent his early life in a refugee camp in Sudan, and in his early teens lived in Saudi Arabia. He arrived in London as an unaccompanied minor unable to speak English. He went on to earn an MA in Development Studies from the School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London. His first novel, The Consequences of Love, was short-listed for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize.