The Fugitives


by Mahjoub, Jamal | Fiction & related items
Published 07/04/2022 by CANONGATE BOOKS LTD in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 400 pages

ISBN: 9781838850845 Category:


The Kamanga Kings, a Khartoum jazz band of yesteryear, is presented with the opportunity of a lifetime when a surprise letter arrives inviting them to perform in Washington, D.C. The only problem is . . . the band no longer exists.

Rushdy, a disaffected secondary school teacher and the son of an original Kamanga King, sets out to revive the band. All too soon an unlikely group are on their way, knowing the eyes of their country are on them. As they move from the familiarity of Khartoum to the chaos of Donald Trump’s America, Jamal Mahjoub weaves a gently humorous and ultimately universal tale of music, belonging and love.

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Weight 0.288 kg