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The Resource The heart of the leopard children, Wilfried N'Sondé ; translated by Karen Lindo ; foreword by Dominic Thomas

The heart of the leopard children, Wilfried N'Sondé ; translated by Karen Lindo ; foreword by Dominic Thomas

Label
The heart of the leopard children
Title
The heart of the leopard children
Statement of responsibility
Wilfried N'Sondé ; translated by Karen Lindo ; foreword by Dominic Thomas
Title variation
heart of the leopard children
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
A nameless young man lives in the housing projects outside of Paris. When he was a child, his parents moved with him from the Congo to France, hoping in vain to escape poverty and violence. His best friend, Drissa, is in a psychiatric hospital and now Mireille, his girlfriend, the woman with whom he has shared his childhood and hopes, has left him to reconnect with her Jewish roots in Israel. During a night out to drown the pain of his heartache, there is a fight with a policeman, the policeman dies, and the young man is arrested and taken to jail. Between police beatings and abrupt interrogations, his memory becomes his sole ally to escape from the exiguous space in which he is confined. Half-conscious and delirious, he reflects on his journey from the land of his ancestors to his life in the projects with Drissa and Mireille
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Character
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10518881
Cataloging source
DLC
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N'Sondé, Wilfried
Dewey number
843/.92
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
fiction
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Lindo, Karen
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True
Series statement
Global African voices
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  • Africans
  • Immigrants
  • Youth
  • Africans
  • Immigrants
  • Youth
  • France
Target audience
adult
Label
The heart of the leopard children, Wilfried N'Sondé ; translated by Karen Lindo ; foreword by Dominic Thomas
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn936205130
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 78 pages
Isbn
9780253021908
Lccn
2015047348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)936205130
Label
The heart of the leopard children, Wilfried N'Sondé ; translated by Karen Lindo ; foreword by Dominic Thomas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn936205130
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 78 pages
Isbn
9780253021908
Lccn
2015047348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)936205130

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