The Resource Cruel city : a novel, Mongo Beti ; translated by Pim Higginson, (electronic resource)

Cruel city : a novel, Mongo Beti ; translated by Pim Higginson, (electronic resource)

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Cruel city : a novel
Title
Cruel city
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Mongo Beti ; translated by Pim Higginson
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Under the pseudonym Eza Boto, Mongo Beti wrote Ville cruelle (Cruel City) in 1954 before he came to the world's attention with the publication of Le pauvre Christ de Bomba (The Poor Christ of Bomba). Cruel City tells the story of a young man's attempt to cope with capitalism and the rapid urbanization of his country. Banda, the protagonist, sets off to sell the year's cocoa harvest to earn the bride price for the woman he has chosen to wed. Due to a series of misfortunes, Banda loses both his crop and his bride to be. Making his way to the city, Banda is witness to a changing Africa, and as his journey progresses, the novel mirrors these changes in its style and language. Published here with the author's essay "Romancing Africa," the novel signifies a pivotal moment in African literature, a deliberate challenge to colonialism, and a new kind of African writing
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Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10173603
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1932-2001
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Mongo Beti
Dewey number
843/.914
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1932-2001
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  • Higginson, Pim
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True
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  • Cities and towns
  • Cameroon
Target audience
adult
Label
Cruel city : a novel, Mongo Beti ; translated by Pim Higginson, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11531587
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780253008305
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11531587
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Cruel city : a novel, Mongo Beti ; translated by Pim Higginson, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11531587
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780253008305
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11531587
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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