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The Resource The shameful state : a novel, Sony Labou Tansi ; Translated by Dominic Thomas ; Foreword by Alain Mabanckou

The shameful state : a novel, Sony Labou Tansi ; Translated by Dominic Thomas ; Foreword by Alain Mabanckou

Label
The shameful state : a novel
Title
The shameful state
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Sony Labou Tansi ; Translated by Dominic Thomas ; Foreword by Alain Mabanckou
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Contributor
Author
Translator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Set in a fictitious African nation, this novel by the distinguished writer Sony Labou Tansi takes aim at the corruption, degeneracy, violence, and repression of political life in Africa. At the heart of The Shameful State is the story of Colonel Martillimi Lopez, the nation's president, whose eccentricity and whims epitomize the 'shameful situation in which humanity has elected to live.' Lopez stages a series of grotesque and barbaric events while his nation falls apart. Unable to resist the dictator's will, his desperate citizens are left with nothing but humiliation. The evocation of this deranged world is a showcase for the linguistic and stylistic inventiveness that are the hallmark of Sony Labou Tansi's work. This first English translation by Dominic Thomas includes a foreword by Congolese writer Alain Mabanckou that contextualizes the novel's importance in literary history and the significance of Sony Labou Tansi for future generations of writers."--Publisher summary
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Summary
"Set in a fictitious African nation, this novel by the distinguished writer Sony Labou Tansi takes aim at the corruption, degeneracy, violence, and repression of political life in Africa. At the heart of The Shameful State is the story of Colonel Martillimi Lopez, the nation's president, whose eccentricity and whims epitomize the 'shameful situation in which humanity has elected to live.' Lopez stages a series of grotesque and barbaric events while his nation falls apart. Unable to resist the dictator's will, his desperate citizens are left with nothing but humiliation. The evocation of this deranged world is a showcase for the linguistic and stylistic inventiveness that are the hallmark of Sony Labou Tansi's work."--Publisher summary
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Writing style
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10462665
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
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Sony Lab'Ou Tansi
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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Thomas, Dominic Richard David
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True
Series statement
Global African voices
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Africa
Target audience
adult
Label
The shameful state : a novel, Sony Labou Tansi ; Translated by Dominic Thomas ; Foreword by Alain Mabanckou
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Publication
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn910664572
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 116 pages
Isbn
9780253019257
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015021504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)910664572
Label
The shameful state : a novel, Sony Labou Tansi ; Translated by Dominic Thomas ; Foreword by Alain Mabanckou
Publication
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
ocn910664572
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 116 pages
Isbn
9780253019257
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015021504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)910664572

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