In his first novel in 10 years, John Edgar Wideman weaves fiction, biography, and memoir to evoke the life and message of French philosopher, psychiatrist, and political activist Frantz Fannon.

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  • John Edgar Wideman author of more than eighteen works of fiction and nonfiction, including the award-winning "Brothers and Keepers," "Philadelphia Fire," and most recently the story collection, "God's Gym." He is the Asa Messer Professor of Africana Studies and English at Brown University.

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