Books set in Congo (8)


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African Psycho : A Novel by Alain Mabanckou EN

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Country: Africa / Congo flag Congo
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Gregoire Nakobomayo has decided to kill his girlfriend Germaine. However, the act of murder requires a bit of psychological and logistical preparation. Luckily, he has a mentor to call on, the far more accomplished serial killer Angoualima. The fact that he is dead doesn't prevent Gregoire from talking with him.

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Aji picante

Aji picante by Alain Mabanckou ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Congo flag Congo

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Black Moses : A Novel by Alain Mabanckou EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Congo flag Congo
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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 Stone Winner of the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize Shortlisted for the Albertine Prize Shortlisted for the Aspen Words Literary Prize Longlisted for the PEN Translation Prize Greeted with wildly enthusiastic reviews on publication, Alain Mabanckou's riotous novel begins in an orphanage in 1970s Congo-Brazza... continue

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Broken Glass by Alain Mabanckou EN

Rating: 2 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Congo flag Congo
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Set in a Congolese bar called Credit Gone West, tells the story of a former teacher who is charged with documenting the stories of the bar's partrons.

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Radio Congo : Signals of Hope from Africa's Deadliest War by Ben Rawlence EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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In this extraordinary debut – called ‘gripping’ by The Times of London – Ben Rawlence sets out to gather the news from a forgotten town deep in Congo’s ‘silent quarter’ where peace is finally being built after two decades of civil war and devastation. Ignoring the advice of locals, reporters, and mercenaries, he travels by foot, bike, and boat, introducing us to Colonel Ibrahim, a guerrilla turned army officer; Benjamin, the kindly father of the most terrifying Mai Mai warlord; the cousins Mohammed and Mohammed, young tin traders hoping to make their fortune; and talk show host Mama Christine,... continue

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The Death of Comrade President by ALAIN. MABANCKOU EN

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Country: Africa / Congo flag Congo
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In Pointe-Noire, in the small neighbourhood of Voungou, on the family plot where young Michel lives with Maman Pauline and Papa Roger, life goes on. But Michel's everyday cares - lost grocery money, the whims of his parents' moods, their neighbours' squabbling, his endless daydreaming - are soon swept away by the wind of history. In March 1977, just before the arrival of the short rainy season, Comrade President Marien Ngouabi is brutally murdered in Brazzaville, and not even naïve Michel can remain untouched. Starting as a tender, wry portrait of an ordinary Congolese family, Alain Mabanckou ... continue

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The Power of Women : A Doctor's Journey of Hope and Healing by Dr Dr Denis Mukwege EN

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Country: Africa / Congo flag Congo
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Nobel laureate, world-renowned doctor and human rights activist, Dr Mukwege has dedicated his life to caring for victims of sexual violence. Over the past two decades living and working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, he has stood up to soldiers and warlords and survived multiple assassination attempts, never swaying from his mission. In this book, Dr Mukwege interweaves his own story with the experiences of the women he has treated, the people he has worked with, and survivors of sexual violence whom he has met during his years of advocating for women's rights on the international st... continue

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Vaso roto by Alain Mabanckou ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Congo flag Congo
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Vaso Roto es un cliente asiduo del Crédito se Fue de Viaje, un mugriento bar congolés. Un día, el propietario le propone escribir historias heroico-cómicas de los asiduos al bar, una tropa de lisiados de vidas pintorescas. En esta farsa metafísica, donde lo sublime se mezcla con lo grotesco, Alain Mabanckou, autor originario de Congo-Brazzaville galardonado con el Premio Renaudot, nos ofrece un retrato truculento de un África extraña e inesperada. Esta novela, pionera en demoler el mito de que todos los males de los estados africanos se deben a las políticas colonialistas, propone un cambio de... continue