poor Christ of Bomba by Mongo Beti

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Translation of Le pauvre Christ de Bomba.

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StatementMongo Beti ; translated by Gerald Moore.
SeriesAfrican writers series
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ4.B564 Po, PQ3989.2.B45 Po
The Physical Object
Pagination219 p.
Number of Pages219
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21454134M
ISBN 100435906321, 0435900889

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Mongo Beti, also called Eza Boto, pseudonyms of Alexandre Biyidi-Awala, (born JMbalmayo, Cameroon—died October 8,Douala), Cameroonian novelist and political essayist. A member of the Beti people, he wrote his books in French. An essential theme of Beti’s early novels, which advocate the removal of all vestiges of colonialism, is the basic.

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The colonizers instrument of choice to dominate the Africans was religion. Book Cameroon (English) – The Poor Christ of Bomba = Le Pauvre Christ de Bomba (Mongo BETI) Surely it isn’t any blasphemy oh, no. It even fills me with joy to think that perhaps it was Providence, the Holy Ghost himself, who whispered this advice in the Father’s ear, ‘Tell them that Jesus Christ and the Reverend Father are all.

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Poor Christ Of Bomba by Mongo Beti. Heinemann, This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings book has hardback covers.

In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. No dust jacket. Please note the Image in this listing is a stock photo and may not match the covers of the actual item,grams, ISBN A novel of considerable power and complexity from the pen of one of Cameroon’s greatest modern writers, Mongo Beti, The Poor Christ of Bomba is a biting critique of colonial life and the destructive influence of French Catholic missionary activities in Cameroon.

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The Poor Christ of Bomba as a protest novel—akin to the slave narrative—that portrays and deconstructs an insidious French colonialism through narrative discourses that resist imperialist agency and affirm a push for renewed or reclaimed African spaces.

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Under the pseudonym Eza Boto, Mongo Beti wrote Ville cruelle (Cruel City) in before he came to the world's attention with the publication of Le pauvre Christ de Bomba (The Poor Christ of Bomba).

Cruel City tells the story of a young man's attempt to cope with capitalism and the rapid urbanization of his country. Banda, the protagonist, sets off to sell the year's cocoa. In the case of Mongo Beti, I was all set to read The Poor Christ of Bomba, the novel banned in Cameroon for lampooning the religious and colonial authorities.

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Colonialism and Nigerian Politics. Religion and Belief. Freedom vs. Tyranny. Silence and Speech. On Christmas Papa takes the family to Mass, but. In The Poor Christ of Bomba (), for example, a novel that reads like a manifesto for the liberation of the imaginations of his fellow Cameroonians, Mongo Beti offers a bitterly ironic salvation to the French Fr.

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