The untold tale of the African boat people and their desperate exodus to the merciless shores of the Mediterranean. The novel follows the adventures of Eritrean migrant Abdar as he journeys north, connecting today's migrants with legendary adventurers of the past.
Abu Bakr Kahal is an Eritrean novelist who currently resides in Denmark after many years in Libya and several months in a Tunisian refugee camp during the Libyan revolution. A long-time member of the Eritrean Liberation Front, Kahal fought in many battles against the Ethiopian occupation. African Titanics is his third novel, following The Scent of Arms and Barkantiyya: Land of the Wise Woman. It is his first novel to be published in English translation.