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Tram 83

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781925106947
Author(s): Fiston Mwanza Mujila
Format: Paperback
Year: 2015
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Dimensions: 136 x 17 x 209 (w x l x h)
Pages: 224

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A pulsating novel of urban abandonment in the Congo. In an unnamed African city in secession, profit-seekers of all languages and nationalities mix. They have only one desire: to make a fortune by exploiting the mineral wealth of the land. Two friends - Lucien, a writer with literary ambitions, home from abroad, and his childhood friend Requiem, who dreams of taking over the seedy underworld of their hometown - gather in the most notorious nightclub in town: the Tram 83. Around them gravitate gangsters and young girls, soldiers and stowaways, profit-seeking tourists and federal agents of a nonexistent State. Tram 83 plunges the reader into a modern African gold rush as cynical as it is comic and colourfully exotic. A daring feat of narrative imagination and linguistic creativity, Tram 83 uses the rhythms of jazz to weave a tale of human relationships in a world that has become a global village. 'A masterpiece.' From the foreword by Alain Mabanckou, Man Booker International-nominated author of The Lights of Point-Noire 'Stylistically quirky and unorthodox fiction from Africa ...Tram 83 is the locus of those driven by ambition, desire, greed, or pleasure - and in this underworld we meet quite a cast of characters.
' Kirkus Reviews 'A frenetic writing style, like that of a jazz musician, gives this Africa-set novel an enthusiastic, adventurous energy.' Josh Cook, Foreword Reviews

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