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From *Starred Review* The title of this short-story anthology refers not only to the tales contained within but to their authors as well--expatriates whose African roots entwine with American and European influences, literary and otherwise. The result is fiction that vigorously resists simplistic labels like "postcolonial" or even "African." True, the legacy of colonialism (particularly French, given the selection's focus) looms large in this collection, often in refreshingly conflicted ways. In one story, the "old, white" gentleman, Jerome, dies in the bathtub, leaving female protagonist Mozati independent and free to explore her feelings for the beautiful yet perhaps fraudulent and disappointing Babyface. Ot

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