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Professor Schiff's guilt : a novel / by Agur Schiff ; translated from the Hebrew by Jessica Cohen.


"A stellar novel rendered into a darkly comic, unforgettable narrative by Booker International Prize winning translator Jessica Cohen. An Israeli professor travels to a fictitious West African nation to trace a slave-trading ancestor, only to be imprisoned under a new law barring successive generations from profiting off the proceeds of slavery. But before departing from Tel Aviv, the protagonist falls in love with Lucile, a mysterious African migrant worker who cleans his house. Entertaining and thought-provoking, this satire of contemporary attitudes toward racism and the legacy of colonialism examines economic inequality and the global refugee crisis, as well as the memory of transatlantic chattel slavery and the Holocaust. Is the professor's passion for Africa merely a fashionable pose and the book he's secretly writing about his experience there nothing but a modern version of the slave trade?"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781954404168 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 1954404166 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 327 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : New Vessel Press, [2023]

Content descriptions

Language Note:
Translated from the Hebrew.
Subject: College teachers > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Slave trade > Fiction.
Genre: Satirical literature.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kenton County.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Erlanger Branch SCHIF A (Text) 33126025182340 New Adult Fiction Available -

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