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The Travail of Dieudonne

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The Travail of Dieudonne by Francis B Nyamnjoh
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Dieudonnes life is spun from the threads of one of Africa's grand moral dilemmas, in which personal responsibility is intertwined with the social catharsis occasioned by ambitions of dominance and ever diminishing circles. We encounter Dieudonne at the tail end of his service as 'houseboy' to the Toubaabys, a patronising expatriate couple. In the company of a lively assortment of characters and luring music at the Grand Canari Bar, Dieudonne recounts his life. As he peels layer after layer of his vicissitudes, he depicts the everyday resilience of the African on a continent caught in the web of predatory forces. Yet, this enchanting failure also celebrates the infinite capacity of the African to find happiness and challenge victimhood.
Release date NZ
August 20th, 2008
Contributor
Edited by Joseph L. Brockington
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
East African Educational Publishers
Pages
172
Dimensions
127x203x10
ISBN-13
9789966255570
Product ID
2668055

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