The Drumbeats of Afdie

by Rene Badjan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/22/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 236
ISBN : 9781477202425
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 236
ISBN : 9781477202418
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 236
ISBN : 9781477202401

About the Book

The Drumbeats of Afdie is the story of Omadi, a Gambian immigrant who came to the United States. It describes the life of Omadi both in the United States and in his native country, The Gambia. In the book the reader is exposed to Gambian tradition and culture. The narration about gods and oracles offers a wider appreciation of this African phenomenon. The nuances of the American immigration system become a focal point in the book, as Omadi is torn between the choice of staying in the country as an illegal immigrant or going back home. The social dynamics that are an nitegral part of his experience, give the reader an insight into the cultural norms and values that have helped to shape Omadi's life.

About the Author

Rene Badjan was born in Banjul, The Gambia. He worked for the Gambia Telecommunication company before he came to the U.S. He earned an Associate and a Bachelor's degree in the United States. This is Rene's first publication. He is married and has four children. Rene is an avid reader, and he lives in Connecticut.