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Life and a Half: A Novel (Global African Voices)

Sony Labou Tansi, Alison Dundy (Translator), Dominic Thomas (Introduction)

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ISBN 10: 0253222877 / ISBN 13: 9780253222879
Published by Indiana University Press, 2011
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Title: Life and a Half: A Novel (Global African ...

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

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Listed as one of the 100 best books on Africa, Life and a Half was Sony Labou Tansi’s response to the death of close friends during a bloody military and political crackdown in Congo. The novel takes place in an imaginary African country run by the latest in a series of cannibalistic dictators who has captured Martial, the leader of the opposition, and his family. Though shot, knifed, butchered, and bled, Martial’s spirit lives on to guide his followers in their fight against the dictators. Facing censorship, Tansi insisted that his book was a fable and that if he were ever given the opportunity to write about real events, he would be much more direct rather than follow the torturous paths of a novel. This crisp translation by Alison Dundy maintains the fast-paced action and bitingly satiric tone of the original.

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Finalist, 2011 French-American Foundation Translation Prize

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