Black Moses

Mabanckou, Alain

| 2017

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The "heart-breaking" (New York Times Book Review), rollicking, award-winning novel that has been described as "Oliver Twist in 1970s Africa" (Les Inrockuptibles)"One of the most compelling books you'll read in any language this year." --Rolling StoneWinner of the Hurston-Wright Legacy AwardLonglisted for the Man Booker International PrizeShortlisted for the Albertine PrizeShortlisted for the Aspen Words Literary PrizeLonglisted for the PEN Translation PrizeGreeted with wildly enthusiastic reviews on publication, Alain Mabanckou's riotous novel begins in an orphanage in 1970s Congo-Brazzaville run by a malicious political stooge who makes the life of our hero, Tokumisa Nzambe po Mose yamoyindo abotami namboka ya Bakoko--his name means "Let us thank God, the black Moses is born on the lands...

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