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Author Bofane, In Koli Jean, 1954- author

Title Congo Inc. : Bismarck's testament / In Koli Jean Bofane ; translated by Marjolijn de Jager
Published Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Global African voices
Global African voices.
Contents Foreword by Dominic Thomas -- Lands and Times -- Who Are You? -- Paper Tiger -- Inaudible Screams -- Persistent Turmoil -- The Women They Kill -- The World Is Yours -- Eternal Dragon -- Compromise of Principles -- Please Read the Attached Note -- Chance Eloko Pamba -- Game Over! -- Epilogue
Summary "To the sound of machine gun fire and the smell of burning flesh, award-winning author In Koli Jean Bofane leads readers on a perilous, satirical journey through the civil conflict and political instability that have been the logical outcome of generations of rapacious multinational corporate activity, corrupt governance, widespread civil conflict, human rights abuses, and environmental degradation in Africa. Isookanga, a Congolese Pygmy, grows up in a small village with big dreams of becoming rich. His vision of the world is shaped by his exploits in Raging Trade, an online game where he seizes control of the world's natural resources by any means possible: high-tech weaponry, slavery, and even genocide. Isookanga leaves his sleepy village to make his fortune in the pulsating capital Kinshasa, where he joins forces with street children, warlords, and a Chinese victim of globalization in this blistering novel about capitalism, colonialism, and the world haunted by the ghosts of Bismarck and Leopold II. Told with just enough levity to make it truly heartbreaking, Congo Inc. is a searing tale about ecological, political, and economic failure."-- Provided by publisher
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Subject Globalization -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Fiction.
Pygmies -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Fiction.
Young men -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Form Electronic book
Author De Jager, Marjolijn, translator
LC no. 2017060826
ISBN 0253031915 (electronic bk.)
9780253031914 (electronic bk.)
(paperback;) (alk. paper)
Other Titles Congo Inc. English