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Book Review: "Half Blood Blues"

Esi Edugyan In 2011 Esi Edugyan’s bestelling novel Half Blood Blues snagged Canada’s highest literary honor, was a finalist for Britain’s Man Booker Prize, and was translated into nine languages. A Canadian with roots in Ghana, 34-year-old Edugyan’s novel explores the overlooked histories of Africans and mixed-race foreigners through the travails of a popular jazz band trapped in Nazi-era Europe.
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Academics / Literature : The Literary Saloon

They've announced that Esi Edugyan wins the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize -- by which they mean, of course, that her book, Half-Blood Blues, won the prize. It's not out in the US yet -- pre-order the February release from Amazon.com ...

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