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The Resource Black Moses, Alain Mabanckou ; translated by Helen Stevenson

Black Moses, Alain Mabanckou ; translated by Helen Stevenson

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Black Moses
Title
Black Moses
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Alain Mabanckou ; translated by Helen Stevenson
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
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 Dieudonne 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?
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SALS
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1966-
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Mabanckou, Alain
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
novels
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Stevenson, Helen
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  • Orphans
  • Gangs
  • Class consciousness
  • Congo (Brazzaville)
  • Congo (Brazzaville)
Target audience
adult
Label
Black Moses, Alain Mabanckou ; translated by Helen Stevenson
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Note
First published as Petit Piment by Edition Seuil, Paris in 2015
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059914393
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
199 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781781256732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959535666
Label
Black Moses, Alain Mabanckou ; translated by Helen Stevenson
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published as Petit Piment by Edition Seuil, Paris in 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059914393
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
199 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781781256732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959535666

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