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Black Moses

By Alain Mabanckou
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It's 1970, and in the People's Republic of Congo a Marxist-Leninist revolution is ushering in a new age. But over at the orphanage on the outskirts of Pointe-Noire where young Moses has grown up, the revolution has only strengthened the reign of terror of Dieudonné Ngoulmoumako, the institution's corrupt director. So Moses escapes to Pointe-Noire, where he finds a home with a larcenous band of Congolese Merry Men and among the Zairian prostitutes of the Trois-Cents quarter. But the authorities won't leave Moses in peace, and intervene to chase both the Merry Men and the Trois-Cents girls out of town. All this injustice pushes poor Moses over the edge. Could he really be the Robin Hood of the Congo? Or is he just losing his marbles? Black Moses is a larger-than-life comic tale of a young man obsessed with helping the helpless in an unjust world. It is also a vital new extension of Mabanckou's extraordinary, interlinked body of work dedicated to his native Congo, and confirms his status as one of our great storytellers.
TRANSLATOR :
helen stevenson
PUBLISHER :
new press
PUBLICATION DATE :
June 6, 2017
ISBN-10 :
162097293X
ISBN-13:
9781620972939
LANGUAGE :
English
FORMAT :
Hardback
PAGES :
208 Pages
PUBLISHER :
new press
PUBLICATION DATE :
June 6, 2017
ISBN-10 :
162097293X
ISBN-13:
9781620972939
LANGUAGE :
English
FORMAT :
Hardback
PAGES :
208 Pages
Our price:
$23.95
Available for in-store and online purchase
Available for in-store and online purchase
Estimated Standard Delivery: 2 to 7 business days. Learn more
eBOOK in Cart

Black Moses

ByAlain Mabanckou
en
It's 1970, and in the People's Republic of Congo a Marxist-Leninist revolution is ushering in a new age. But over at the orphanage on the outskirts of Pointe-Noire where young Moses has grown up, the revolution has only strengthened the reign of terror of Dieudonné Ngoulmoumako, the institution's corrupt director. So Moses escapes to Pointe-Noire, where he finds a home with a larcenous band of Congolese Merry Men and among the Zairian prostitutes of the Trois-Cents quarter. But the authorities won't leave Moses in peace, and intervene to chase both the Merry Men and the Trois-Cents girls out of town. All this injustice pushes poor Moses over the edge. Could he really be the Robin Hood of the Congo? Or is he just losing his marbles? Black Moses is a larger-than-life comic tale of a young man obsessed with helping the helpless in an unjust world. It is also a vital new extension of Mabanckou's extraordinary, interlinked body of work dedicated to his native Congo, and confirms his status as one of our great storytellers.
PUBLISHER :
new press
PUBLICATION DATE :
June 6, 2017
ISBN-10 :
162097293X
ISBN-13:
9781620972939
LANGUAGE :
English
FORMAT :
Hardback
PAGES :
208 Pages
TRANSLATOR :
helen stevenson
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