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Westport, CT 1976 Hardcover First Printing Very Good-in Good+ dust jacket 0882080679. Previous owners name blacked out, remainder mark bottom edge. Dustjacket lightly rubbed, ... edges lightly chipped, creased and worn, price clipped.; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 114 pages; Fiction, tmt green-blue/black fictcat. Read more Show Less

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Westport 1976 Hardcover First Edition Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 0882080679. A clean copy of the Book in a somewhat ragged jacket.; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 114 pages; Looks at ... how the new African middle class have taken over from the colonialists as the exploiters of the people. Read more Show Less

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hardcover 1st ed New York. 1976. Lawrence Hill & Company. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. 114 pages. hardcover. 0882080679. Translated from the ... French by Clive Wake. (original title: Xala, 1974-Editions Presence Africaine). keywords: Literature Africa Black. inventory # 28310. FROM THE PUBLISHER-A biting satire about the downfall of a businessman-polygamist who assumes the role of the colonializer in French-speaking Africa. XALA is the story of a El Hadji Abdou Kader Beye, a rich businessman struck by what he believes to be a curse of impotence (?xala' in Wolof) on the night of his wedding to his beautiful, young third wife. El Hadji grows obsessed with removing the curse through visits to marabouts, but only after losing most of his money and reputation does he discover the source to be the beggar who lives outside his offices, whom he wronged in acquiring his fortune. Ousmane Sembene, who was born into a Senegalese fishing family in 1923, worked at a diversity of jobs befo Read more Show Less

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A biting satire about the downfall of a businessman-polygamist who assumes the role of the colonializer in French-speaking Africa.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882080673
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/1976
  • Edition description: 1st U.S. ed
  • Pages: 112

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