Work of the Fellows: Fiction and Poetry; Translations

Mongo Beti, Lament for an African Pol

Beti, Mongo

Bjornson, Richard (Fellow, 1982-83), trans.

Washington, DC: Three Continents Press, 1985

From the publisher's description:

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.

Subjects: Fiction and Poetry; Literature; Postcolonialism; Satire