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King Lazarus

Hard bound, orange and tan laminated boards, first edition thus, pp. Yes he was counsulting editor Not sure for how long but Certainly first 80 as that is what was listed in this book Laye is next on list to get when in London all the best stu. Used – Very Good. Brian Joseph Mar 29, Winstonsdads reads of winstonsdad. The novel is a satire of Christian religion in precolonial Cameroon.

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I think a good translation would turn the occasional smiles the unnamed translator evoked to actual frequent laughter. What makes Biblio different? Great condition for a used book! At the time of the events this story describe ,the girl was barely fifteen. Antimi Paul marked it as to-read Sep 02, Krystel marked it as to-read Nov 19, Kouadio Bohoussou marked it as to-read Feb 06, King Lazarus By Mongo Beti. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Kinga rated it liked it Dec 20, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Satire is the way Beti choose to show the world of the chief and the priest ,to show the madness of the two worlds clashing the Christian world and it values and the Tribal world.

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An even more dangerous situation is produced when the Chief, against all expectation, very suddenly recovers-and the local Roman Catholic missionary, Le Guen, persuades him to renounce his tribal ways and adopt Christianity.

Number 77 of the African Writers Series. King Lazarus Mongo Beti Muller, Thanks Keelly hope you do kibg is easily available second hand all the best stu. Lists with This Book. Now this is where the problems start for him ,because he has a number of wives 23 in all. Beti focuses on the clash between competing, misguided if not downright destructive co-conspirators: Ships with Tracking Number! He speaks not so much against Christianity as against the futile Europeanization of Africans in the name of religion.

But his illness worries the Administration; he is a staunch prop of the European Establishment. Preview — King Lazarus by Mongo Beti.

Pictorial dustwrapper, very lightly rubbed, pp. Directly Le Guen left ,the chief summoned his brother ,telling him to send away all the palace wives. BobPrudhomme, Relentless Bookfinder Published: A Novel Mongo Beti Snippet view – Rae marked it as to-read Bj 27, He did end up spending a lot of his life in exile. Tite, acidfree, as shown; no names, a few dozen margin ticks, not clearance or discard.

Heinemann Educational Books, Cyril Wosu marked it as to-read Nov 10, This review reminds me that my coverage of Africa is weak. A chance find and it appeal to Me love these old gems all the best stu. An even more dangerous situation is produced when the Chief, against all expectations, very suddenly recovers — and the local Roman Catholic missionary, Le Guen, persuades him to renounce his tribal ways lzarus adopt Christianity.

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King Lazarus by Mongo Beti

You are commenting using your WordPress. With usual stamps and markings, In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Like its predecessor, Mission to KalaMongo Beti’s new novel King Lazarus centres round the changing customs and mores of a Bantu tribe under French administration.

Books by Mongo Beti. I did wonder but there is a boom about Ghana? A favorite theme of Beti is the failure of colonial missionary efforts in Africa. Now a French citizen, he lives and teaches in Paris, where he is the editor of the journal Peuples Noirs, Peuples Africains, founded in Onyoo is one to add to My list thanks Nana all the best stu.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Lewis Sinkamba marked it as to-read May 13, But his illness worries the Administration: Of course the conflict between Christianity and other cultural beliefs is a ripe subject for explorations.

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