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Blue White Red

Author : Alain Mabanckou
ISBN : 9780253007919
Genre : Fiction
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This tale of wild adventure reveals the dashed hopes of Africans living between worlds. When Moki returns to his village from France wearing designer clothes and affecting all the manners of a Frenchman, Massala-Massala, who lives the life of a humble peanut farmer after giving up his studies, begins to dream of following in Moki's footsteps. Together, the two take wing for Paris, where Massala-Massala finds himself a part of an underworld of out-of-work undocumented immigrants. After a botched attempt to sell metro passes purchased with a stolen cheque-book, he winds up in jail and is deported. Blue White Red is a novel of postcolonial Africa where young people born into poverty dream of making it big in the cities of their former colonial masters. Alain Mabanckou's searing commentary on the lives of Africans in France is cut with the parody of African villagers who boast of a son in the country of Digol.

The Shameful State

Author : Sony Labou Tansi
ISBN : 9780253019325
Genre : Fiction
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Set in a fictitious African nation, this novel by the distinguished writer Sony Labou Tansi takes aim at the corruption, degeneracy, violence, and repression of political life in Africa. At the heart of The Shameful State is the story of Colonel Martillimi Lopez, the nation’s president, whose eccentricity and whims epitomize the "shameful situation in which humanity has elected to live." Lopez stages a series of grotesque and barbaric events while his nation falls apart. Unable to resist the dictator’s will, his desperate citizens are left with nothing but humiliation. The evocation of this deranged world is a showcase for the linguistic and stylistic inventiveness that are the hallmark of Sony Labou Tansi’s work. This first English translation by Dominic Thomas includes a foreword by Congolese writer Alain Mabanckou that contextualizes the novel’s importance in literary history and the significance of Sony Labou Tansi for future generations of writers.

Die Lichter Von Pointe Noire

Author : Alain Mabanckou
ISBN : 395438079X
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Jazz And Palm Wine

Author : Emmanuel Dongala
ISBN : 9780253026750
Genre : Fiction
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Jazz, aliens, and witchcraft collide in this collection of short stories by renowned author Emmanuel Dongala. The influence of Kongo culture is tangible throughout, as customary beliefs clash with party conceptions of scientific and rational thought. In the first half of Jazz and Palm Wine, the characters emerge victorious from decades of colonial exploitation in the Congo only to confront the burdensome bureaucracy, oppressive legal systems, and corrupt governments of the post-colonial era. The ruling political party attempts to impose order and scientific thinking while the people struggles to deal with drought, infertility, and impossible regulations and policies; both sides mix witchcraft, diplomacy, and violence in their efforts to survive. The second half of the book is set in the United States during the turbulent civil rights struggles of the 1960s. In the title story, African and American leaders come together to save the world from extraterrestrials by serving vast quantities of palm wine and playing American jazz. The stories in Jazz and Palm Wine prompt conversations about identity, race, and co-existence, providing contextualization and a historical dimension that is often sorely lacking. Through these collisions and clashes, Dongala suggests a pathway to racial harmony, peaceful co-existence, and individual liberty through artistic creation.

Das Herz Der Leopardenkinder

Author : Wilfried N'Sondé
ISBN : 3833306467
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Heimkehr In Ein Fremdes Land

Author : Chinua Achebe
ISBN : 9783104034621
Genre : Fiction
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Chinua Achebe - der zweite Band seiner »Afrikanischen Trilogie« ›Heimkehr in ein fremdes Land‹ folgt auf ›Alles zerfällt‹ und bildet den zweiten Band der »Afrikanischen Trilogie«. - Obi Okwonkwo, der Enkel des Helden aus ›Alles zerfällt‹, verlässt sein Dorf mit Unterstützung aller, um, britisch erzogen, einmal als Politiker für sie einzustehen. Doch er enttäuscht alle. Achebes Roman über ein Leben, das nicht gelingen kann. »Da war ein Autor mit dem Namen Chinua Achebe, in dessen Gesellschaft die Gefängnismauern einstürzten.« Nelson Mandela über die Bücher, die er im Gefängnis gelesen hatte

Stachelschweins Memoiren

Author : Alain Mabanckou
ISBN : 3935890818
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The Tears Of The Black Man

Author : Alain Mabanckou
ISBN : 9780253035868
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In The Tears of the Black Man, award-winning author Alain Mabanckou explores what it means to be black in the world today. Mabanckou confronts the long and entangled history of Africa, France, and the United States as it has been shaped by slavery, colonialism, and their legacy today. Without ignoring the injustices and prejudice still facing blacks, he distances himself from resentment and victimhood, arguing that focusing too intensely on the crimes of the past is limiting. Instead, it is time to ask: Now what? Embracing the challenges faced by ethnic minority communities today, The Tears of the Black Man looks to the future, choosing to believe that the history of Africa has yet to be written and seeking a path toward affirmation and reconciliation.

Sch Delernte

Author : Abdourahman A. Waberi
ISBN : 3940435031
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1994 findet in Ruanda ein Massaker statt, das von der UNO als Volkermord anerkannt wurde. 1998 reist Abdourahman A. Waberi im Rahmen des Projekts "Rwanda, ecrire par devoir de memoire" nach Kigali. "Schadelernte" ist ein Werk zwischen Fiktion und Reportage, in seiner Unklassifizierbarkeit Abbild der Unmoglichkeit das Ereignis in Kategorien einzuteilen und sich ihm erzahlend zu nahern. "Wenn das Werk ein langes Echo hervorruft (...), dann weil seine Stimme nicht die des Analytikers, des Politikers oder Historikers ist, sondern die des Poeten (Blandine Longre, Sitarmag.com, Januar 2005).

In Den Vereinigten Staaten Von Afrika

Author : Abdourahman A. Waberi
ISBN : 3894015632
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