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Author Lobe, Max, 1986- author.

Title A long way from Douala [electronic resource] / Max Lobe ; translated by Ros Schwartz.

Publication Info. London ; New York : Small Axes, 2021.


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Note "First published as Loin de Douala, © Éditions Zoé 2018"--Title page verso.
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Summary "Bursting with local color, this hilarious, heart-warming coming-of-age tale follows two friends on a raucous journey across Cameroon as they grapple with grief, sexuality, and dreams of Europe. After their father's death, Jean's older brother Roger decides he's had enough of their mother and their city and leaves to try his luck with "boza"-crossing illegally into Europe-in the hope of becoming a soccer star abroad. Aiming to catch up with Roger before he reaches the Nigerian border, Jean enlists the help of the older Simon, a neighborhood friend, and the two set out on the road. 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 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 Max Lobe recounts events with remarkable humor and levity"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] Other Press 2021 Available via World Wide Web.
Subject Boko Haram -- Fiction.
Sexual orientation -- Fiction.
Cameroon -- Fiction.
Cameroon -- Description and travel -- Fiction.
Cameroon -- Social conditions -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Schwartz, Ros, translator.
Other Form: Online version: Lobe, Max, A long way from Douala /<b London;: New York : Small Axes, 2021. 9781635421750 (DLC) 2021002001
ISBN 9781635421750 (electronic bk.)

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