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This tale of wild adventure reveals the dashed hopes of Africans living between worlds. When Moki returns to his village from France wearing designer clothes and affecting all the manners of a Frenchman, Massala-Massala, who lives the life of a humble peanut farmer after giving up his studies, begins to dream of following in Moki’s footsteps. Together, the two take wing for Paris, where Massala-Massala finds himself a part of an underworld of out-of-work undocumented immigrants. After a botched attempt to sell metro passes purchased with a stolen checkbook, he winds up in jail and is deported. Blue White Red is a novel of postcolonial Africa where young people born into poverty dream of making it big in the cities of their former colonial masters. Alain Mabanckou's searing commentary on the lives of Africans in France is cut with the parody of African villagers who boast of a son in the country of Digol.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. 4-4
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  1. Copyright
  2. pp. 5-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-9
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  1. Translator’s Introduction
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. African Migration and African Dandys
  2. pp. xi-xviii
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  1. Blue White Red-Opening
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. Part One: The Country
  2. pp. 15-78
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  1. Part Two: Paris
  2. pp. 79-138
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  1. Closing
  2. pp. 139-148
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  1. Author
  2. pp. 168-168
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253007940
Print ISBN
9780253007919
MARC Record
OCLC
828247128
Pages
168
Launched on MUSE
2013-05-20
Language
English
Open Access
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