Fr. 21.50

Comrade Papa

English · Paperback

Will be released 18.01.2024


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Following the death of his parents, Dabilly, a young white man, seeks a life of colonial adventure in the Cote d''Ivoire. It is 1880 and Dabilly joins a beleaguered French general trying to set up trading routes into a coast as yet untouched by colonisation. A century later and a young Black boy born to communist parents in Amsterdam begins to research his family history. When he is sent to Cote d''Ivoire to visit his grandmother, he will discover traces of an ancestor he never knew existed. GauZ'' looks across continents and centuries to create a portrait of two very different men, tracing the paths and histories that connect them and plunging us deep into the history of colonisation in the Cote d''Ivoire.

About the author

GauZ' is an Ivorian author, journalist and screenwriter. After studying biochemistry, he moved to Paris as an undocumented student, working as a security guard before returning to the Côte d'Ivoire. His first novel, Standing Heavy, came out in 2014 and won the Prix des libraires Gibert Joseph, and was followed by Comrade Papa, which won the 2019 Prix Éthiophile, and Black Manoo. GauZ' is the editor-in-chief of the satirical economic newspaper News & co, and has written screenplays and documentary films.

Product details

Authors Gauz
Assisted by Frank Wynne (Translation)
Publisher Quercus Publishing
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Release 18.01.2024, delayed
EAN 9781529414455
ISBN 978-1-5294-1445-5
No. of pages 176
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), France, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism, HISTORY / Europe / France, Narrative theme: Social issues, National liberation & independence, post-colonialism, National liberation and independence

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