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Shantytown Kid by Azouz Begag
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Shantytown Kid (1986)

by Azouz Begag

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This autobiographical book, although not what I would consider great, was very interesting. The author was born in Lyon, France, to Algerian immigrant parents, and grew up in a shantytown at the edge of the city, at the edge of the French culture, and basically at the edge of existence. A constant balancing act is the essence of his existence, and this for a man who went on to become the first cabinet minister in France of Algerian-immigrant heritage. A quick, interesting read. ( )
  hemlokgang | Jul 23, 2009 |
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Azouz Begagprimary authorall editionscalculated
Hargreaves, Alec G.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Shahan, A.Cover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wolf, NaïmaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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In this fictionalized autobiography, Begag narrates the story of his childhood in Le Chaaba, a shantytown suburb of Lyon in which poverty and poor sanitation exacerbate tensions between immigrants and nonimmigrants, as well as between Arab families.

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