Listed as one of the 100 best books on Africa, Life and a Half was Sony Labou Tansi's response to the death of close friends during a bloody military and political crackdown in Congo. The novel takes place in an imaginary African country run by the latest in a series of cannibalistic dictators who has captured Martial, the leader of the opposition, and his family. Though shot, knifed, butchered, and bled, Martial's spirit lives on to guide his followers in their fight against the dictators. Facing censorship, Tansi insisted ...

Life and a Half 2011, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN

ISBN-13: 9780253222879

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Life and a Half 2011, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN

ISBN-13: 9780253355966

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