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Efoui, Kossi 1962-

Overview
Works: 40 works in 131 publications in 4 languages and 1,037 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PQ3989.2.E3535, 843
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kossi Efoui
New plays, Madagascar, Mauritania, Togo( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shadow of things to come by Kossi Efoui( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in French and English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In an unnamed African nation, the people are subject to a state of perpetual warfare and to an Orwellian abuse of language that strips from language its meaning and renders life senseless. And in a bare room lit only by moonlight, a young man hides, waiting for the mysterious crocodile-men to come and help him escape from the violent tyranny of the state. While he waits, he tells his story. This is Kossi Efoui's catastrophic and carnivalesque dreamscape, the dark setting of "The Shadow of Things to Come." Here, men and women are taken in the night, spirited away from their families and sent to plantation penal colonies to be worked to the edge of madness. When they return, they are empty shells, their lost time referred to as the "Time of Annexation." But though his parents were taken, our protagonist survived, first in the care of a quirky benefactress named Mama Maize, then under the wing of the state itself, as a student at one of its elite schools. When he meets a bookseller named Axis Kemal, however, he has found a surrogate father, an eccentric and wise man who can bring him out of the meaningless confusion and tell him the truth about the society he lives in. Through his characters, Efoui speaks out against atrocity and the abuse of power, but more, he writes against political rhetoric and the destruction of meaning by government. This novel is a love letter to language and, in Chris Turner's dazzling translation, it becomes a stunning introduction for English-language readers to an exciting new talent."--Dust jacket
La fabrique de cérémonies : roman by Kossi Efoui( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edgar Fall était étudiant en Union soviétique. Mais il n'y a plus d'Union soviétique. Traduire en russe des romans-photos porno, tout en rêvant de traduire en français le roman inachevé de Pouchkine, voilà qui ne suffit pas vraiment à nourrir son homme
Solo d'un revenant : roman by Kossi Efoui( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La polka : roman by Kossi Efoui( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in French and Spanish and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le narrateur recherche, jusqu'à l'exténuation, une jeune femme Nahéma do Nacimento (dite la Polka) énigmatiquement disparue. Il fait donc figure d'enquêteur et tente de démêler dans un jeu de tarots composé de soixante-dix photos, les fils du passé, du présent et de l'avenir
Encre, sueur, salive et sang : textes critiques by Sony Lab'Ou Tansi( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La malaventure by Kossi Efoui( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in French and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le petit frère du Rameur by Kossi Efoui( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Récupérations by Kossi Efoui( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Io : tragédie by Kossi Efoui( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les coupons de Magali by Kossi Efoui( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concessions : théâtre by Kossi Efoui( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volatiles by Kossi Efoui( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'entre-deux rêves de Pitagaba, conté sur le trottoir de la radio : théâtre by Kossi Efoui( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C'est une histoire qui tire au sort comme toutes les histoires. Si elle te tombe dessus ... Si tu cours, elle court. Plus vite elle te retombe dessus. Si tu lui fais la tête elle te ligote sur place, et si tu l'ignores, elle s'en contrefiche. Le jour où Pitagaba est parti. Deux fois il est parti. La première fois quand il a demandé la route. La deuxième fois quand il n'est pas revenu
Que la terre vous soit légère by Kossi Efoui( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oublie! : suivi de Voisins anonymes (ballade) by Kossi Efoui( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cantique de l'acacia : roman by Kossi Efoui( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire de trois générations de femmes africaines en révolte. Joyce n'est pas encore née, mais Io-Anna a tatoué son prénom dans le bas de son dos. Pour fuir l'ordre patriarcal honni, cette dernière s'est enfuie avec Sunday le colporteur, le futur père de l'enfant. Grace, la belle-mère, est devineresse, enchanteresse et guérisseuse
Le texte intégral d'une pièce, Le carrefour de Kossi Efoui by Kossi Efoui( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patrick Bernier & Olive Martin, Je suis du bord : [exposition, Bordeaux, CAPC-Musée d'art contemporain, 19 mai-4 septembre 2016, Nogent-sur-Marne, Fondation nationale des arts graphiques et plastiques-MABA, Maison d'art Bernard Anthonioz, 8 septembre-23 octobre 2016] by Patrick Bernier( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publié à l'occasion de la double exposition éponyme au CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, du 19 mai au 4 septembre 2016, et à la Maison d'art Bernard Anthonioz, du 8 septembre au 23 octobre 2016. Dans leur installation vidéo, Patrick Bernier et Olive Martin proposent au visiteur deux expériences d'immersion. La première est une plongée méditative au sein du Mémorial de l'abolition de l'esclavage à Nantes, lieu de mémoire cher aux artistes, conçu comme la cale d'un navire immobilisé à fleur de Loire. Dans la seconde, le spectateur assiste à la dérive de croisiéristes européens servis par l'équipage international d'un paquebot en Méditerranée. La vie à bord défile au rythme d'une musique grave, annonciatrice d'on ne sait quelle douce et inéluctable destination. Au fil de ces navigations dans les espaces contigus et perméables de la Maison d'Art Bernard Anthonioz, les artistes nous confrontent à de tenaces antagonismes et aux échos contemporains de l'histoire coloniale
Le carrefour by Kossi Efoui( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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New plays, Madagascar, Mauritania, Togo
Alternative Names
Efoui, J. Kossi 1962-

Efoui, Josué Kossi

Efoui, Kossi.

Efoui Kossi 1962-....

Efoui, Y. Kossi 1962-

Efoui, Y. Kossi (Yosuah Kossi), 1962-

Efoui, Yosuah Kossi 1962-

Kossi, Efoui 1962-

Kossi Efoui escritor togolés

Kossi-Efoui, J. 1962-

Kossi Efoui schrijver uit Togo

Kossi Efoui scriitor togolez

Kossi Efoui togoischer Autor

Kossi Efoui Togolese writer

Kossi Efoui, Yosuah.

Kossi Efoui Yosuah 1962-....

Эфуи, Косси

کوسی افوی

کۆسی ئێفوی

Languages
French (101)

English (5)

Spanish (2)

German (1)

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