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Hope, Fate and Poverty pictures

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Chicken farmer Chinoso’s efforts to show himself worthy to his rich fiancé’s disdainful family prove ill-fated in Chigozie Obioma’s Booker-shortlisted An Orchestra of Minorities. In Tash Aw’s We, The Survivors, Ah Hock’s struggle to keep the job that rescued him from a precarious existence has disastrous consequences. Both books tell of men yearning for small settled lives brought undone by the social circumstances that surround them, and are as structurally bold as they are emotionally powerful.

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