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Mongo Beti 1932-2001

Overview
Works: 150 works in 850 publications in 12 languages and 13,803 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Satire  Dictionaries  Interviews  History 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Other, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ3989.2.B45, 843
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Mission to Kala by Mongo Beti( Book )

122 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Having failed his examinations at college, Medza returns to his village in the Southern Cameroons in some trepidation. But to his surprise he finds that as a scholar (even a failed one) his prestige is immense. A young woman has run off with a man from another tribe: so Medza is entrusted with the delicate task of retrieving her. When he reaches her village he has to wait for her return from another adventure, so he stays with his uncle, who passes him off as a prodigy of learning. Medza is entertained, loaded with gifts (most of which his uncle filches), consulted like an oracle, and even---much to his surprise---married. But his stay in Kala has to come to an end and he returns to his own part of the country only to find himself unable to come to terms with his family and their way of life."--Back cover
The poor Christ of Bomba by Mongo Beti( Book )

103 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in 9 languages and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satirizes the destructive influence of French Catholic missionary activities in Cameroon
King Lazarus: a novel by Mongo Beti( Book )

47 editions published between 1958 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African-style bawdy satire tells how the last big Bantu chieftain prepares for death
Perpetua and the habit of unhappiness by Mongo Beti( Book )

48 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman de société
Remember Ruben by Mongo Beti( Book )

52 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mor-Zamba, proscrit, orphelin, rebelle malgré lui, le voici héros anonyme de l'épopée du peuple noir
Ville cruelle by Mongo Beti( Book )

51 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cruel City tells the story of a young man's attempt to cope with capitalism and the rapid urbanization of his country. Banda, the protagonist, sets off to sell the year's cocoa harvest to earn the bride price for the woman he has chosen to wed. Due to a series of misfortunes, Banda loses both his crop and his bride to be. Making his way to the city, Banda is witness to a changing Africa, and as his journey progresses, the novel mirrors these changes in its style and language"--Page 4 of cover
Lament for an African pol by Mongo Beti( Book )

27 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in French and English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Récit dans la continuité de Remember Ruben ayant pour toile de fond les luttes politiques du Cameroun, la violence du pouvoir à l'égard des opposants, mais également la foi de ceux-ci en la victoire, afin d'imposer la démocratie en Afrique
The story of the madman by Mongo Beti( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in French and English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Main basse sur le Cameroun : autopsie d'une décolonisation by Mongo Beti( Book )

38 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mongo Beti, écrivain camerounais, est connu pour ses romans, notamment ceux des années 1950, qui ont joué un rôle important dans la prise de conscience du colonialisme et dans la lutte contre celui-ci. Publié en 1972 par les Éditions François Maspero, Main basse sur le Cameroun était un réquisitoire contre les crimes du président Ahidjo, dictateur du Cameroun par la grâce du néocolonialisme français. Son but fut largement atteint, semble-t-il, puisque le livre fut interdit, saisi, l'éditeur poursuivi, et l'auteur l'objet de multiples pressions et menaces. Sa réédition, en 1977, dans une version revue, était encore d'une actualité brûlante à l'heure de l'intervention française au Zaïre. Mongo Beti montre en effet que les anciennes colonies d'Afrique occidentale française et d'Afrique équatoriale française, formellement indépendantes depuis les années 1960, n'en sont pas moins restées étroitement contrôlées par la France. Trente ans plus tard, ce livre reste un document historique majeur, indispensable pour comprendre les évolutions ultérieures de la " Françafrique ". Une préface inédite d'Odile Tobner, présidente de Survie, retrace l'histoire mouvementée de ses différentes éditions. [4e de couverture]
Le roi miraculé; chronique des Essazam, roman by Mongo Beti( Book )

26 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in French and English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionnaire de la négritude by Mongo Beti( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in French and Undetermined and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trop de soleil tue l'amour : roman by Mongo Beti( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in French and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zam, journaliste politique, mène une existence paisible, jalonnée de cuites quotidiennes, de ruptures et de réconciliations avec Bébète, d'articles sans lendemain sur la dictature du régime. Son investigation sur la spoliation foncière des communautés villageoises au profit du gouvernement aurait-elle attiré sur lui les foudres des services secrets? Zam va bientôt le savoir
Les deux mères de Guillaume Ismaël Dzewatama, futur camionneur by Mongo Beti( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La France contre l'Afrique : retour au Cameroun by Mongo Beti( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in French and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Branle-bas en noir et blanc : roman by Mongo Beti( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in French and English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman policier (énigme)
La revanche de Guillaume Ismaël Dzewatama by Mongo Beti( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in 3 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mission accomplished by Mongo Beti( Book )

4 editions published between 1958 and 1971 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mongo Beti; écrivain camerounais by Mongo Beti( Book )

19 editions published between 1964 and 1971 in French and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mission to Kala; a novel by Mongo Beti by Mongo Beti( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medza is sent off to retrieve a villager's wife who has run off with a man from another tribe
Lettre ouverte aux Camerounais, ou, La deuxième mort de Ruben Um Nyobé by Mongo Beti( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in French and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The poor Christ of Bomba
Alternative Names
Awala Alexandre Biyidi

Awala, Alexandre Biyidı- 1932-2001

Beti, Mongo

Beti, Mongo, 1932-2001

Biyidi Alexandre

Biyidi, Alexandre, 1932-2001

Biyidi Awala, Alexandre

Biyidi-Awala, Alexandre 1932-2001

Boto Eza

Boto Eza 1932-2001

Bt́i, Mongo 1932-2001

Eza Boto

Eza Boto 1932-2001

Mongo Beti 1932-2001

Mongo Beti Cameroonian writer

Mongo Beti kamerunischer Schriftsteller und Kritiker des Neokolonialismus

Mongo Beti schrijver uit Kameroen (1932-2001)

Mongo Beti scrittore camerunese

Бети, Монго

إزا بوتو، 1932-2001

إزابوتو، 1932-2001

مونگو بتی نویسنده کامرونی

موونگ بێتی

ベティ, モンゴ

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