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Sony Lab'Ou Tansi

Overview
Works: 147 works in 427 publications in 8 languages and 4,532 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Other, Director, Honoree
Classifications: PQ3989.2.S64, 843.914
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The antipeople : a novel by Sony Lab'Ou Tansi( Book )

34 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epoux et père modèle, fonctionnaire intègre, directeur adjoint de l'École normale d'institutrices de Kinshasa, Dadou est, au Zaïre, un citoyen exemplaire. Mais les charmes de Yavelde, l'une de ses jeunes élèves, mettent sa vertu à rude épreuve ... Comment résister à la tentation, en Afrique et ailleurs?
Life and a half by Sony Lab'Ou Tansi( Book )

24 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The seven solitudes of Lorsa Lopez by Sony Lab'Ou Tansi( Book )

35 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comic tale of women's liberation in Africa. When a man kills his wife for giving him lice and the police do nothing, an activist woman launches a campaign for women to withhold sex
The shameful state : a novel by Sony Lab'Ou Tansi( Book )

21 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in a fictitious African nation, this novel by the distinguished writer Sony Labou Tansi takes aim at the corruption, degeneracy, violence, and repression of political life in Africa. At the heart of The Shameful State is the story of Colonel Martillimi Lopez, the nation's president, whose eccentricity and whims epitomize the 'shameful situation in which humanity has elected to live.' Lopez stages a series of grotesque and barbaric events while his nation falls apart. Unable to resist the dictator's will, his desperate citizens are left with nothing but humiliation. The evocation of this deranged world is a showcase for the linguistic and stylistic inventiveness that are the hallmark of Sony Labou Tansi's work. This first English translation by Dominic Thomas includes a foreword by Congolese writer Alain Mabanckou that contextualizes the novel's importance in literary history and the significance of Sony Labou Tansi for future generations of writers."--Publisher summary
Les yeux du volcan : roman by Sony Lab'Ou Tansi( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in French and Dutch and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wanneer een man te paard een Afrikaanse stad binnenrijdt, hoopt de bevolking dat dit het begin van de lang verwachte revolutie is die een einde zal maken aan de armoede en ellende van de Afrikaanse volken
Le commencement des douleurs : roman by Sony Lab'Ou Tansi( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als een oude geleerde in een Afrikaans dorp weigert te trouwen met een op hem verliefd meisje, brengt dit ongeluk over het hele dorp
Théâtre 2 by Sony Lab'Ou Tansi( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in French and Undetermined and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une Chouette petite vie bien osée. Tansi. Sony Labou4070
L'autre monde : écrits inédits by Sony Lab'Ou Tansi( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Des textes inédits de l'un des plus grands auteurs africains de langue française décédé du sida en 1995 à Brazzaville : romancier, dramaturge et poète
Le coup de vieux : drame en deux souffles by Caya Makhélé( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in French and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un massacre d'étudiants a conduit Shaba, qui était recteur de l'université, tout d'abord en prison, puis à sombrer dans la boisson et la drogue jusqu'à la folie. Il vit avec son oncle qui, lui, se réfugie dans l'amour d'un art dont il admet l'inanité. Arrive Esperancio, une orpheline de 15 ans qui, prise dans ce maelstroëm, décide de se prostituer "pour faire chier". Survient la mort ayant pour mission de faire disparaître Esperancio mais ce sera Shaba qui recevra ses balles. (Fiches critiques du 12ème concours théâtral inter-africain)
Poèmes by Sony Lab'Ou Tansi( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conscience de tracteur by Sony Lab'Ou Tansi( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sachant que l'humanité est prête à disparaître, un nouveau Noé, s'appuyant sur une science nouvelle, s'apprête à conserver un certain nombre d'hommes qui formeront le futur genre humain. Les personnes choisies (plusieurs centaines) semblent mourir d'étrange façon puis leur corps disparaît. Ces mots [sic] et ces disparitions causent une panique de plus en plus grave dans la région où elles ont lieu. Hélas l'expérience ratera in extremis laissant une humanité en sursis et au bord de la démence. (Fiches critiques Concours Théâtral Interafricain 1973)
Parentheses of blood by Sony Lab'Ou Tansi( Book )

21 editions published between 1900 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La parenthèse de sang: een dictatoriale militia moordt de familie van een overleden partizaan uit. - Je, soussigné cardiaque: een eigenzinnige onderwijzer bekoopt zijn opvattingen met de doodstraf
Antoine m'a vendu son destin : théâtre by Sony Lab'Ou Tansi( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in French and Czech and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Théâtre by Sony Lab'Ou Tansi( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cercueil de luxe ; La peau cassée : (les enfants du champignon) by Sony Lab'Ou Tansi( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

$$Cercueil de luxe$$ : quelque part en Afrique, des villageois veillent un mort. Tous attendent le fils du défunt, qui vit en Europe depuis des années, pour enterrer le mort selon ses dernières volontés. Les semaines passent et le fils ne vient pas. $$La peau cassée$$ : sous prétexte de financer le développement, Bunglustone exploite les ressources du pays, oppresse les âmes et opprime les corps
Poèmes et vents lisses by Sony Lab'Ou Tansi( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une chouette petite vie bien osée by Sony Lab'Ou Tansi( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in French and Undetermined and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Théatre by Sony Lab'Ou Tansi( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sony Labou Tansi, paroles inédites ; La Rue des mouches (comédie tragique) ; Entretiens avec Sony Labou Tansi ; Lettres à Sony by Sony Lab'Ou Tansi( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'atelier de Sony Labou Tansi by Sony Lab'Ou Tansi( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The seven solitudes of Lorsa Lopez
Alternative Names
Lab’Ou Tansi, Sony 1947-1995

Labou Tansi , Sony

Labou-Tansi, Sony 1947-1995

Marcel, Sony

Marcel, Sony 1947-1995

Sony Lab’Ou Tansi 1947-1995

Sony, Labou T. 1947-1995

Sony, Labou Tansi

Sony Lab'ou Tansi 1947-1995

Sony Labou Tansi kongolesischer Schriftsteller

Sony Labou Tansi schrijver uit Congo-Kinshasa (1947-1995)

Sony Labou Tansi scrittore e regista teatrale congolese (Repubblica Democratica del Congo)

Sony Lab'ou Tansi Writer

Sony, Marcel

Sony Marcel 1947-1995

Tansi, M. S. L. (Marcel Sony Labou)

Tansi, Marcel Sony Labou

Tansi, Sony L. 1947-1995

Tansi, Sony Lab’Ou 1947-1995

Tansi , Sony Labou

Tansi Sony Labou 1947-1995

Tsoni, Marcel

سونی لابو تانسی

سۆنی لابو تانسی

ソニー・ラブ=タンシ

Languages
French (212)

English (28)

Spanish (7)

Dutch (6)

German (4)

Japanese (4)

Italian (2)

Czech (1)

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Life and a halfThe seven solitudes of Lorsa LopezParentheses of blood