Tram 83 (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
192
Utgivningsdatum
2015-10-31
Utmärkelser
Winner of Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015
Förlag
Jacaranda Books Art Music Ltd
Översättare
Roland Glasser
Dimensioner
198 x 138 x 17 mm
Vikt
194 g
ISBN
9781909762220
Tram 83 (häftad)

Tram 83

Häftad, Engelska, 2015-10-31
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In an African city in secession land tourists of all languages and nationalities. They have only one desire: to make a fortune by exploiting the mineral wealth of the country. They work during the day in mining concession and, as soon as night falls, they go out to get drunk, dance, eat and abandon themselves in Tram 83, the only night-club of the city, the den of all the outlaws.Lucien, a professional writer, fleeing the exactions and the censorship, finds refuge in the city thanks to Requiem, a friend. Requiem lives mainly on theft and on swindle while Lucien only thinks of writing and living honestly. Around them gravitate gangsters and young girls, retired or runaway men, profit-seeking tourists and federal agents of a non-existent State.Tram 83 plunges the reader into the atmosphere of a gold rush as cynical as, it is comic and colourfully exotic. It's an observation of human relationships in a world that has become a global village, an African-rhapsody novel hammered by rhythms of jazz.
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"Blade Runner in Africa with a John Coltrane soundtrack." - Mark Haber, Brazos Bookstore (Houston, TX); "Stylistically quirky and unorthodox fiction from Africa...Tram 83 is the locus of those driven by ambition, desire, greed, or pleasure and in this underworld we meet quite a cast of characters." Kirkuk Reviews; "An exuberantly dark first novel ... Evoking everyone from Brueghel to Henry Miller to Celine, Fiston plunges us into a world so anarchic it would leave even Ted Cruz begging for more government... Rather than moralize, he transfigures harsh reality with a bounding, inventive, bebop-style prose, translated from the French with light-footed skill by Roland Glasser." John Powers, NPR's Fresh Air w/ Terry Gross

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Fiston Mwanza Mujila was born in 1981 in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo, where he went to a catholic school before studying Literature and Human Sciences at Lubumbashi University. He now lives in Graz, Austria and is pursuing a PHD in Romance Languages. His writing has been awarded with numerous prizes, including the Gold Medal at the 6th Jeux de la Francophonie in Beirut as well as the Best Text for Theater ("Preis fur das beste Stuck", State Theater, Mainz) in 2010.His poems, prose works and plays are reactions to the political turbulence that has come in the wake of the independence of the Congo and its effect on day-to-day life. His texts have been published in the original French and in translation in many journals and anthologies in several European countries, and he has been performing at readings and festivals since 2002.Tram 83, originally published in French in August 2014 by Editions Metailie, is his first novel, and has been shortlisted for and won numerous literary prizes in France and Austria, and has been translated into eight languages.