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Title Black Moses /
Alain Mabanckou ; translated by Helen Stevenson.
Uni title Petit piment. English
Author Mabanckou, Alain, 1966- author. (1)
Stevenson, Helen (Translator), translator. (1)
Publisher Serpent's Tail, London
Published 2017.
ISBN 9781781256749
Pages 199 pages ; 20 cm.
Notes Translated from the French. 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...
Subject Congo (Brazzaville) Fiction. (1)
Orphans Fiction. (74)
Gangs Fiction. (12)
French fiction Translations into English. (1)
Bildungsromans. (67)
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Holdings Dargaville Rental Fiction MAB Issued

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