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The negro grandsons of Vercingetorix / Alain Mabanckou ; translated by Bill Johnston.

Author/Creator:
Mabanckou, Alain, 1966- author.
Standardized Title:
Petits-fils nègres de Vercingétorix . English
Publication:
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2019] , ©2019
Series:
Global African voices
Global African voices
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 203 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects:
Africa, Central -- Politics and government -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Africa -- Politics and government -- Fiction.
Civil war -- Fiction.
Civil war.
Politics and government.
Africa.
Central Africa.
Form/Genre:
Fiction.
War fiction.
Satirical fiction.
Summary:
"Set in the imaginary African Republic of Vietongo, The Negro Grandsons of Vercingetorix begins when conflict breaks out between rival leaders and the regional ethnic groups they represent. Events recorded in a series of notebooks under the watchful eye of Hortense Lloki show how civil war culminates in a series of outlandish actions perpetrated by the warring parties' private militias - the Anacondas and the Romans from the North who have seized power against Vercingetorix (named after none other than the legendary Gallic warrior who fought against Caesar’s army) and his Little Negro Grandsons in the South who are eager to regain control."--Amazon.com.
Notes:
Original publication in French.
Contributor:
Johnston, Bill, 1960- translator.
ISBN:
0253043883
9780253043887
OCLC:
1057777593
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