The Death of Comrade President (Paperback)
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The Death of Comrade President (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages
Published: 03/06/2021
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In Pointe-Noire, in the small neighbourhood of Voungou, on the family plot where young Michel lives with Maman Pauline and Papa Roger, life goes on. But Michel's everyday cares - lost grocery money, the whims of his parents' moods, their neighbours' squabbling, his endless daydreaming - are soon swept away by the wind of history. In March 1977, just before the arrival of the short rainy season, Comrade President Marien Ngouabi is brutally murdered in Brazzaville, and not even naive Michel can remain untouched. Starting as a tender, wry portrait of an ordinary Congolese family, Alain Mabanckou quickly expands the scope of his story into a powerful examination of colonialism, decolonization and dead ends of the African continent. At a stroke Michel learns the realities of life - and how much must change for everything to stay the same.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781788162333
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 217 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
Alain Mabanckou addresses the reader with exuberant inventiveness in novels that are brilliantly imaginative in their forms of storytelling... He acts the jester, but with serious intent and lacerating effect. -- Man Booker International Prize judges' citation
We should all be reading Alain Mabanckou right now ... The Death of Comrade President is a glorious, funny, surreal novel. -- Alex Preston * Financial Times *

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