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A LONG WAY FROM DOUALA

Lobe, Max, Schwartz, Ros
Format: Paperback
Publisher: HopeRoad Publishing Ltd (Small Axes)
Published: February 25, 2021
ISBN: 9781913109011
160 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom

£9.99

On the trail of Roger, a brother who has gone north in search of football fame in Europe, Choupi, the narrator, takes with him the older Simon, a neighborhood friend. The bus trip north nearly ends in disaster when, at a pit stop, Simon goes wandering in search of grilled caterpillars. At the police station in Yaounde, the local cop tells them that a feckless boza who wants to go to Europe is not worth police effort and their mother should go and pleasure the police chief if she wants help! Through a series of joyful sparky vignettes, Cameroon life is revealed in all its ups and downs. Issues of life and death are raised but the tone remains light and edgy.

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