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Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

"Black Leopard, Red Wolf" is a fantasy novel written by Marlon James, published in 2019. The book is the first in a planned trilogy and tells the story of Tracker, a hunter and investigator who is hired to find a missing boy. The story is set in a fantasy world inspired by pre-colonial Africa, and it explores themes of power, identity, and the nature of truth. The book is an epic and imaginative retelling of African myths and legends, and it has been praised for its richly drawn characters, complex world-building, and its exploration of themes of power, identity, and the nature of truth. James' writing is evocative and powerful, and his ability to capture the nuances of his characters' inner lives is remarkable. The book is set in a fantasy world inspired by pre-colonial Africa, and it offers a unique perspective on the cultural and societal complexities of the continent. Black Leopard, Red Wolf has received widespread critical acclaim and was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction. It has been praised for its richly drawn characters, complex world-building, and its exploration of themes of power, identity, and the nature of truth. Critics have noted James' unique and nuanced exploration of African myths and legends, and the way he weaves together personal and collective history. The novel is considered an important contribution to the literary canon of African fantasy and mythology, and has been compared to the works of George R.R. Martin, N.K. Jemisin, and China Miéville. It is a must-read for anyone interested in epic fantasy and African literature.


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