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Author Mabanckou, Alain, 1966- author.

Title Blue White Red : a Novel / Alain Mabanckou ; translated by Alison Dundy
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2013


Description 1 online resource
Series Global African voices
Global African voices.
Contents African Migration and African Dandys / Dominic Thomas -- Blue White Red
Summary This tale of wild adventure reveals the dashed hopes of Africans living between worlds. When Moki returns to his village from France wearing designer clothes and affecting all the manners of a Frenchman, Massala-Massala, who lives the life of a humble peanut farmer after giving up his studies, begins to dream of following in Moki's footsteps. Together, the two take wing for Paris, where Massala-Massala finds himself a part of an underworld of out-of-work undocumented immigrants. After a botched attempt to sell metro passes purchased with a stolen checkbook, he winds up in jail and is deported. This is a novel of postcolonial Africa, where young people born into poverty dream of making it big in the cities of their former colonial masters
Notes Translated from the French
Print version record
Subject Africans -- France -- Fiction
FICTION -- General.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Form Electronic book
Author Dundy, Alison, translator.
LC no. 2012042988
ISBN 9780253007940
Other Titles Bleu, Blanc, Rouge. English