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    BLACK MOSES

    Book ID/图书代码: 12861017C00008

    English Summary/英文概要: A rollicking new novel described as "Oliver Twist in 1970s Africa" (Les Inrockuptibles) from "Africa’s Samuel Beckett . . . one of the continent’s greatest living writers" (The Guardian).

    It’s not easy being Tokumisa Nzambe po Mose yamoyindo abotami namboka ya Bakoko. There’s that long name of his for a start, which means, "Let us thank God, the black Moses is born on the lands of the ancestors." Most people just call him Moses. Then there’s the orphanage where he lives, run by a malicious political stooge, Dieudonne Ngoulmoumako, and where he’s terrorized by two fellow orphans--the twins Songi-Songi and Tala-Tala.

    But after Moses exacts revenge on the twins by lacing their food with hot pepper, the twins take Moses under their wing, escape the orphanage, and move to the bustling port town of Pointe-Noire, where they form a gang that survives on petty theft. What follows is a funny, moving, larger-than-life tale that chronicles Moses’s ultimately tragic journey through the Pointe-Noire underworld and the politically repressive world of Congo-Brazzaville in the 1970s and 80s.

    Mabanckou’s vivid portrayal of Moses’s mental collapse echoes the work of Hugo, Dickens, and Brian DePalma’s Scarface, confirming Mabanckou’s status as one of our great storytellers. Black Moses is a vital new extension of his cycle of Pointe-Noire novels that stand out as one of the grandest, funniest, fictional projects of our time.

    Chinese Summary/中文概要:

    Awards/获奖情况:Praise for the French edition: "A delicious and delicate novel." Le Monde

    "From the first sentence there is an ease and spirit, and you know instantly that this story is authentic. Alain Mabanckou has a gift." Le Figaro Litteraire

    "A wonderful urban tale." Le Magazine Litteraire

    "Tasty but light to begin with, then quickly built and powerful, ultimately shattering." Marianne

    "He wields a sweet and fleshy tongue." La Vie

    Praise for Alain Mabanckou’s The Lights of Pointe-Noire

    "In lyrical and disarmingly serene prose, the author evokes shock, wonder, and sometimes dismay as he searches for his pastA tender, poetic chronicle of an exile s return. Kirkus

    "This is a beautiful book, the past hauntingly reentered, the present truthfully faced, and the translation rises gorgeously to the challenge. Salman Rushdie

    "Alain Mabanckou s joyous, vivid narrative style brings to life a frank, tender memoir." The Independent

    "The author s real achievement is to capture a universal experience, one ever more common in the age of mass migration: what it means to come home after a long absenceFew books about Africa will find it easier to attract readers far away." The Economist

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    About the Author/作者介绍: Regarded as Francophone Africa’s leading voice, novelist, poet, and essayist Alain Mabanckou was born in Congo and currently lives in Los Angeles, where he teaches literature at UCLA. He is the author of African Psycho, Broken Glass, Black Bazaar, Tomorrow I Will Be Twenty, and The Lights of Pointe-Noire (The New Press). In 2015 he was a finalist for the Man Booker International Prize and the Prix Goncourt des Lyceens. Helen Stevenson is a piano teacher, writer, and translator who lives in Somerset, England. Her translation of Mabanckou’s The Lights of Pointe-Noire won the Grand Prix, 2015 French Voices Award.

    Format:HARDCOVER

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