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The Resource Black Moses, Alain Mabanckou ; translated by Helen Stevenson

Black Moses, Alain Mabanckou ; translated by Helen Stevenson

Label
Black Moses
Title
Black Moses
Statement of responsibility
Alain Mabanckou ; translated by Helen Stevenson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
It's not easy being Tokumisa Nzambe po Mose yamoyindo abotami namboka ya Bakoko. There's that long name of his for a start, which means, "Let us thank God, the black Moses is born on the lands of the ancestors." Most people just call him Moses. Then there's the orphanage where he lives, run by a malicious political stooge, Dieudonne Ngoulmoumako, and where he's terrorized by two fellow orphans-the twins Songi-Songi and Tala-Tala. But after Moses exacts revenge on the twins by lacing their food with hot pepper, the twins take Moses under their wing, escape the orphanage, and move to the bustling port town of Pointe-Noire, where they form a gang that survives on petty theft. What follows is a funny, moving, larger-than-life tale that chronicles Moses's ultimately tragic journey through the Pointe-Noire underworld and the politically repressive world of Congo-Brazzaville in the 1970s and 80s
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mabanckou, Alain
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ3989.2.M217
LC item number
P4813 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orphans
  • Corruption
  • Crime
  • Gangs
  • Orphanages
  • Political persecution
  • Port cities
  • Self-discovery
  • Survival
  • Teenagers with mental disabilities
  • Thieves
  • Congo (Brazzaville)
Label
Black Moses, Alain Mabanckou ; translated by Helen Stevenson
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=3281330
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Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (199 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781620972946
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C46B6954-06EE-4B0D-8C14-783448677090
System control number
  • ocn989518815
  • (OCoLC)989518815
Label
Black Moses, Alain Mabanckou ; translated by Helen Stevenson
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=3281330
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (199 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781620972946
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C46B6954-06EE-4B0D-8C14-783448677090
System control number
  • ocn989518815
  • (OCoLC)989518815

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