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This Season’s Best Foreign Fiction

The Dragonfly Sea, by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (Knopf)The young Kenyan writer Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor continues to break new ground among contemporary African writers. Her debut, Dust, was a scorched-earth fever dream of recent Kenyan history—from independence to present day—seen through the secret lives of a single family. Her new work, The Dragonfly Sea, sets sail…