Cruel City: A Novel

Cruel City: A Novel

Under the pseudonym Eza Boto, Mongo Beti wrote Ville cruelle (Cruel City) in 1954 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 harvest to earn the bride price for the woman he has chosen to wed. Due to a series of misfortunes,… (more)

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Publisher: Indiana University Press (February 22, 2013)

Collection: Global African Voices

Parent ISBN: 9780253008237

Page count: 196 pages

Language: English


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