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Mongo Beti 1932-2001

Overview
Works: 218 works in 943 publications in 11 languages and 14,656 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Novels  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humorous fiction  History  Satire  Satirical literature  Dictionaries  Political fiction  Picaresque fiction 
Roles: Author, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Honoree, Editor
Classifications: PQ3989.2.B45, 843
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Ville cruelle by Mongo Beti( )

58 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cruel City tells the story of a young man's attempt to cope with capitalism and the rapid urbanization of his country. Banda, the protagonist, sets off to sell the year's cocoa harvest to earn the bride price for the woman he has chosen to wed. Due to a series of misfortunes, Banda loses both his crop and his bride to be. Making his way to the city, Banda is witness to a changing Africa, and as his journey progresses, the novel mirrors these changes in its style and language"--Page 4 of cover
The poor Christ of Bomba by Mongo Beti( Book )

97 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satirizes the destructive influence of French Catholic missionary activities in Cameroon
Mission to Kala by Mongo Beti( Book )

70 editions published between 1957 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Having failed his examinations at college, Medza returns to his village in the Southern Cameroons in some trepidation. But to his surprise he finds that as a scholar (even a failed one) his prestige is immense. A young woman has run off with a man from another tribe: so Medza is entrusted with the delicate task of retrieving her. When he reaches her village he has to wait for her return from another adventure, so he stays with his uncle, who passes him off as a prodigy of learning. Medza is entertained, loaded with gifts (most of which his uncle filches), consulted like an oracle, and even---much to his surprise---married. But his stay in Kala has to come to an end and he returns to his own part of the country only to find himself unable to come to terms with his family and their way of life."--Back cover
Perpetua and the habit of unhappiness by Mongo Beti( Book )

44 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mystery story of the murder of a promising young woman by the combined forces of backward traditions and neocolonial evils
King Lazarus : a novel by Mongo Beti( Book )

41 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Lazarus centres around the changing customs and mores of a Bantu tribe under French administration. The year is 1948: the hereditary Chief of the Essazam clan is, to all appearances, dying. As his life has been one long round of eating, drinking, and nocturnal exercises among his twenty-three wives, this is not, perhaps, altogether surprising. But his illness worries the Administration; he is a staunch prop of the European Establishment. An even more dangerous situation is produced when the Chief, against all expectation, very suddently recovers -- and the local Roman Catholic missionary, Le Guen, persuades him to renounce his tribal ways and adopt Christianity
Remember Ruben by Mongo Beti( Book )

34 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mor-Zamba, proscrit, orphelin, rebelle malgré lui, le voici héros anonyme de l'épopée du peuple noir
Lament for an African pol by Mongo Beti( Book )

25 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in French and English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a sequel to Mongo Beti's Remember Ruben. It continues the story of the revolutionary partisan Mor-Zamba after the defeat of the Rubenists. The narrative argues that the mere granting of independence does not sweep away the consequences and corruptions that developed under colonialism."--Goodreads
The story of the madman by Mongo Beti( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in French and English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widely acclaimed when first published in French in 1994, Mongo Beti's tenth novel, L'histoire du fou, continues the author's humorous yet fierce criticism of the colonial system in Africa and its legacy of governmental corruption
Le roi miraculé : chronique des Essazam : roman by Mongo Beti( Book )

36 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionnaire de la négritude by Mongo Beti( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trop de soleil tue l'amour : roman by Mongo Beti( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in French and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zam, journaliste politique, mène une existence paisible, jalonnée de cuites quotidiennes, de ruptures et de réconciliations avec Bébète, d'articles sans lendemain sur la dictature du régime. Son investigation sur la spoliation foncière des communautés villageoises au profit du gouvernement aurait-elle attiré sur lui les foudres des services secrets? Zam va bientôt le savoir
Les deux mères de Guillaume Ismaël Dzewatama, futur camionneur by Mongo Beti( Book )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2019 in French and English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Branle-bas en noir et blanc : roman by Mongo Beti( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in French and English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman policier (énigme)
Main basse sur le Cameroun; autopsie d'une décolonisation by Mongo Beti( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in French and English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mongo Beti est un romancier camerounais qui s'est engagé contre le colonialisme. Publié en 1972, ce livre est un violent réquisitoire contre les crimes du président Ahidjo, dictateur du Cameroun arrivé au pouvoir grâce au néocolonialisme français. Il montre que les anciennes colonies africaines, formellement indépendantes depuis 1958, sont encore très liées à la France
La France contre l'Afrique : retour au Cameroun by Mongo Beti( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in French and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mission to Kala; a novel by Mongo Beti( Book )

38 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mission to Kala...attacks French colonial policy through a young man who, upon returning to his village with some hesitation because he has failed his college examinations, discovers himself to be not only revered by the villagers for his achievements but also alienated from their way of life." (britannica.com/biography/Mongo-Beti, accessed Jan 31 2020)
La revanche de Guillaume Ismaël Dzewatama by Mongo Beti( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mission accomplished by Mongo Beti( Book )

4 editions published between 1958 and 1971 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mongo Beti; écrivain camerounais by Mongo Beti( Book )

15 editions published between 1964 and 1971 in French and Undetermined and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Main basse sur le Cameroun : autopsie d'une décolonisation by Mongo Beti( Book )

14 editions published between 1972 and 1984 in French and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The poor Christ of Bomba
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Mission to KalaThe story of the madmanBranle-bas en noir et blanc : romanMission to Kala; a novelMission accomplishedContemporary Black biography, profiles from the international Black community
Alternative Names
Awala Alexandre Biyidi

Awala, Alexandre Biyidı- 1932-2001

Beti, Mongo

Beti, Mongo, 1932-2001

Biyidi Alexandre

Biyidi, Alexandre, 1932-

Biyidi, Alexandre 1932-2001

Biyidi Awala, Alexandre

Biyidi-Awala, Alexandre 1932-2001

Boto Eza

Boto, Eza, 1932-

Boto Eza 1932-2001

Bt́i, Mongo 1932-2001

Eza Boto

Eza Boto 1932-2001

Mongo Beti 1932-2001

Mongo Beti Cameroonian writer

Mongo Beti kamerunischer Schriftsteller und Kritiker des Neokolonialismus

Mongo Beti schrijver uit Kameroen (1932-2001)

Mongo Beti scrittore camerunese

Бети, Монго

إزا بوتو، 1932-2001

إزابوتو، 1932-2001

مونگو بتی نویسنده کامرونی

موونگ بێتی

ベティ, モンゴ

蒙戈·貝蒂

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