A Long Way From Douala

By Max Lobe

£9.99

Important issues of violence, terrorism, homosexuality and migration feature in ‘Far From Douala’ , the first publication in English of a work by Max Lobé, an important new voice in African writing. On the trail of Roger, a brother who has gone north in search of football fame in Europe, Choupi, the narrator, takes with him the older Simon, a neighbourhood friend. The bus trip north nearly ends in disaster when, at a pit stop, Simon goes wandering in search of grilled caterpillars. At the police station in Yaoundé, the local cop tells them that a feckless boza who wants to go to Europe is not worth police effort and their mother should go and fuck the police chief if she wants help! Through a series of joyful sparky vignettes, Cameroon life is revealed in all its ups and downs. Issues of life and death are raised but the tone remains light and edgy.

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Important issuesof violence, terrorism, homosexuality and migration feature in FAR FROM DOUALA , the first  publication in English of a work by Max Lobé, an important newvoice in African writing. On the trail of Roger, a brother who has gone north in search offootball fame in Europe, Choupi, the narrator, takes with him the older Simon,a neighborhood friend. The bus trip north nearly ends in disaster when, at apit stop, Simon goes wandering in search of grilled caterpillars. At the policestation in Yaoundé, the local cop tells them that a feckless boza whowants to go to Europe is not worth police effort and their mother should go and pleasure the police chief if she wants help! Through a series of joyful sparkyvignettes, Cameroon life is revealedin all its ups and downs. Issues of life and death are raised but the toneremains light and edgy.

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Weight 0.149 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.2 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

148

Language

English

Edition

Paperback original

Dewey

843.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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A Long Way From Douala

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