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Life and a half

Author: Sony Lab'Ou Tansi.; Alison Dundy
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2011.
Series: Global African voices.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Text
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sony Lab'Ou Tansi.; Alison Dundy
ISBN: 9780253355966 0253355966 9780253222879 0253222877
OCLC Number: 646716188
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Awards: Winner of Finalist, 2011 French-American Foundation Translation Prize.
Description: xii, 134 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Sony Labou Tansi --
The Conscience of Africa and the Voice of the People / Dominic Thomas --
Warning / Sony Labou Tansi.
Series Title: Global African voices.
Other Titles: Vie et demie.
Responsibility: Sony Labou Tansi ; translated [from the French] by Alison Dundy ; introduction by Dominic Thomas.
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