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- DescriptionL'histoire du fou , translated here as The Story of a Madman , is a comic satire of the fictional Chief Zoaeteleu and his favourite sons Zoaetoa and Narcisse. Mongo Beti uses this fable to illustrate the problems of a people's disintegrating values in a postcolonial state.
- Author BiographyMongo Beti, a pseudonym for Alexandre Biyidi-Awala, was born in Cameroon in 1932 and was exiled for years in France, where he taught in Rouen. In addition to writing novels and essays, he is also the founder and editor of the journal Peuples Noirs, Peuples Africains. Elizabeth Darnel is a translator living in New York. Patricia-Pia Celeries is Associate Professor of French at Vassar College.
- Author(s)Mongo Beti
- PublisherUniversity of Virginia Press
- Date of Publication30/09/2001
- GenreGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Series TitleCARAF Books: Caribbean and African Literature Translated from French
- Place of PublicationCharlottesville
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Virginia Press
- Weight268 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Translated byElizabeth Darnel
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