Mission to Kala

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Heinemann, 1964 - Fiction - 182 pages
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Medza is sent off to retrieve a villager's wife who has run off with a man from another tribe. Amongst his best appreciated and funniest novels.

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User Review  - kaitanya64 - LibraryThing

The narrator of this story is a young man who returns to his home in town for school vacation, only to be sent on a "mission" to an upcountry village to retrieve a cousin's wife. While in the village ... Read full review

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User Review  - roni - Goodreads

It was like an African Catcher in the Rye. I actually wrote a mediocre paper exploring some of the similarities and I could detail some of them now... both are written as a sort of reminiscence on the ... Read full review


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About the author (1964)

Mongo Beti was born in Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon, in 1932. He received his early education in local schools, it was followed by studies at the Sorbonne in Paris. Now a French citizen, he lives and teaches in Paris, where he is the editor of the journal Peuples Noirs, Peuples Africains, founded in 1978. Beti wrote his first novel, Ville Cruelle (1954), under the pseudonym Eza Boto. A favorite theme of Beti is the failure of colonial missionary efforts in Africa. He speaks not so much against Christianity as against the futile Europeanization of Africans in the name of religion. The Poor Christ of Bomba (1956), his best-known work, is written as a diary. The novel is a satire of Christian religion in precolonial Cameroon.

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