Randy Boyagoda: Governor Of The Northern Province

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En call it anti Canadian with its freuent jabs at small town Canada and our political nature These jabs hurt because like most satire there s a grain of truth wrapped in very one I ve personal known people like those Boyagoda describes in his book These are caricatures but they still have roots in reality The story focuses on the parallel political careers of an African warlord named Bokarie and a young Canadian girl Jennifer Both grow up in radically different countries yet Sleepless (Bird of Stone, experience some similar situations Early defeats discouragement and the desire to overcome their place in society and become something When Bokarie secretlynters Canada to start a new life these two meet ach deciding to use the other for their own personal gain This is where the book shines The story alternating from the different perspectives ach character thinking they re His debut novel responds to this warlord’s mysterious disappearance by imagining what would happen if he turned up in Canada and aligned himself with an amb.

Ontrolling the other while making their own plans for political success There s a lot of humour and Boyagoda doesn t shy away from some uncomfortable topics He is also not shy about pointing out Canadian hypocrisies regarding our politics Our reflexive superiority over the Americans the political apathy of the lectorate there s a lot of material that might rattle some readers who don t want to hear what the author is laying down Still it s a very uniue novel that sets itself apart from other Canadian books through its brash attitude and merciless social critiue An inspired work Laugh out loud relentless satire The book xplores the presume good intentions of Canadians which is interesting This is what I will remember most about this Canadian would be politician choosing to work with a recent immigrant from somewhere in Africa More like 4 12 stars. Itious but clumsy politician With searing wit Boyagoda has created a powerful tale of political ambition and unlikely alliances that reviewers hailed as geniu.

Not sure what the point of this book was maybe just letting us Canadians know what bumbling idiots we all are I was not sure where this book was going Invisible (The Curse of Avalon even though there were times I guessed and guessed wrong The writing is uirky andasily read The two main characters seem to have the same goal and go about their campaigns in similar ways Sam Bokarie has left a bloody past in Africa to seek asylum in Canada and settles in the upper Ottawa valley There he meets Ursula Thickson whose aim in life is to be chosen She Yummy Supper enlists Bokarie to help her getlected as an MP and takes him to parliament with her They ach have their own agenda and you think you know how the story will turn out but the twist at the nd is an interesting one Governor of the Northern Province is an interesting piece of Canadian literature Upon first glance you might be tempted to Deep Listening ev. Sam Bokarie is anx–African warlord who moves to small town Canada to capitalize on its zealous hospitality Based in part on a notoriously vicious figure

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