ISBN 9789987082391
ePub ISBN 9789870827115
Pages 306
Dimensions 198 x 129 mm
Published 2013
Publisher Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, Tanzania
Formats Paperback, eBook

Imaginary Crimes

by Toby Green

4 CITIES, 4 LIVES, 1 CRIME - In Madrid, an Argentinian bookseller gets caught up in the scheme of an American professor to prevent an appalling crime. Her sidekicks soon include a Gambian migrant in Paris and a Spanish waitress in London. Seeking some sort of companionship in their exiles, the four characters join forces in a quest that becomes a dangerous obsession. All four lives seem to be fatefully connected. But how to get people to take the crime seriously if it does not yet exist? In Buenos Aires, the criminals are remorselessly pursued. They cross paths with a Nigerian judge, the wife of one of General Franco's thugs, a caretaker to the wealthy, and Peter Halbtsen, an expert in Chinese culture. It is early March 2004. Halbtsen has spent years deciphering a book which may hold the key to the mystery. But where is the crime? Who is the criminal? And can anything be done to prevent humanity from reaping the whirlwind?

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About the Author

Toby Green

Toby Green is a writer and historian of West Africa. He has written numerous books, and his work has been translated into 12 languages. He has contributed to journals including the Financial Times, the Guardian, the Independent, the London Review of Books, and Prospect, and his previous novel Imaginary Crimes was published by Mkuki na Nyota in 2013. He has given public lectures on aspects of West African history in Brazil, France, Portugal, Senegal, The Gambia, and the USA; and has chaired public events with figures including the Bissau-Guinean musician Manecas Costa, the Mozambican novelist Luís Bernardo Honwana, and the Senegalese historian Boubacar Barry. He is Lecturer in Lusophone African History and Culture at King's College London.