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Satire is the way Beti choose to show the world of the chief and the priest ,to show the madness of the two worlds clashing the Christian world and it values and the Tribal world.

He did end up spending a lot of his mongk in exile. Clivemichael marked it as to-read Oct 08, As his life has been one long round of eating, drinking, and nocturnal exercises among his twenty-three wives, this is not, perhaps, altogether surprising.

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Winstonsdads reads of winstonsdad. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. I thinkevery African boom I ve read I loved and discovered more especially the African writers Series all the best stu. King Lazarus Mongo Beti Muller, All books in stock and available for immediate shipment from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Yes he was counsulting editor Not sure for how long but Certainly first 80 as that is what was listed in this book Laye is next on list to get when in London all the best stu. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Dinda Habeenzu marked it as to-read Dec 27, After reading up on Mongo Beti his motivation for writing this book became clear ,this book is a vision of how he saw Cameroon ,missionaries and tribal life in his homeland.

So please hunt down the translation by Peter Green, which is sure to be well done. Of course the conflict between Christianity and other cultural beliefs is a ripe subject for explorations. What took place no-one discovered.

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King Lazarus

Like its predecessor, Mission to KalaMongo Beti’s new novel King Lazarus centres round the changing customs and mores of a Bantu tribe under French administration. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Open Preview See a Problem? He speaks not so much against Christianity as against the futile Europeanization of Africans in the name of religion.

I have Houseboy by Ferdinand Oyono listed as a possible read for Cameroon. Becky marked it as to-read Jan 22, Brian Joseph Mar 29, Sign In Register Help Cart. Lewis Sinkamba marked it as to-read May 13, Mongo Beti is one I should read.


This review reminds me that my coverage of Africa is weak. A Novel Beti, Mongo London: Trivia About King Lazarus. An even more dangerous situation is produced when the Chief, against all expectations, very suddenly recovers — and the local Roman Catholic missionary, Le Guen, persuades him to renounce his tribal ways and adopt Christianity.

This one really does sound interesting. A winstons books winston speaks women in translation. Published January 1st by Heinemann Educational Books first published King Lazarus By Mongo Beti.

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Abbas marked it as to-read Jun 07, Have you read any books from Cameroon? Number 77 of the African Writers Series. Saleh Bahereddin marked it as to-read Jul 04, Email required Address never made public.

Kinga rated it liked it Dec 20, Tite, acidfree, as shown; no names, a few dozen margin ticks, not clearance or discard.