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The Sky Above the Roof by Nathacha Appanah (transl. Geoffrey Strachan): ‘I’m nothing now but a boy from the shadows’

If you know more about French poetry than I do which, frankly, would not be difficult, you may well recognise the title of Nathacha Appanah’s The Sky Above the Roof as a reference to Paul Verlaine’s Le Ciel, written when he was in prison. Fortunately, Geoffrey Strachan’s translator’s note helped me out, setting the tone …

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