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Ships from the UK. He speaks not so much against Christianity as against the futile Europeanization of Africans in the name of religion.

Satire is the way Beti choose to show the world of the chief and the priest ,to show the madness of the two worlds clashing the Christian world and it values and the Tribal world. Teel added it Jan 30, This one really does sound interesting. An even more dangerous situation is produced when the Chief, against all expectations, very suddenly recovers — and the local Roman Catholic missionary, Le Guen, persuades him to renounce his tribal ways and adopt Christianity.


Sign up to receive offers and updates: Books by Mongo Beti. Mwangi Mutahi added it Dec 03, I have Houseboy by Ferdinand Oyono listed as a possible read for Cameroon. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Better World Books Condition: Email required Address never made public. The title is a spin on the old tale because instead of everything turning to gold as the priest and his bishop hopes ,it in fact has the opposite effect for the Chief.

King Lazarus: a novel – Mongo Beti – Google Books

Vincent Odhiambo marked it as to-read Feb 12, A Novel Beti, Mongo London: At the time of the events this story describe ,the girl was barely fifteen. Joseph Chedjou added it Jan 21, Now this is where the problems start for him ,because he has a number of wives 23 in all. Daniela Kolla marked it as to-read Jan 12, References to this book African Affairs, Volumes No preview available – The Chief makes his choices.

May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Twum Simon is currently reading it Mar 11, The Poor Christ of Bombahis best-known work, is written as a diary. King Lazarus Beti, Mongo Muller.

King Lazarus

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. Number 77 of the African Writers Series.


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King Lazarus by Mongo Beti

Email Subscription Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Now a French citizen, he lives and teaches in Paris, where kingg is the editor of the journal Peuples Noirs, Peuples Africains, founded in Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Prisca marked it as to-read Oct lszarus, The basic set-up is a good foundation for an examination of post-war, pre-independence French rule in Cameroon.

The novel is a satire of Christian religion in precolonial Cameroon.

A Novel Mongo Beti Snippet view – Top page edges are sl. Alahyo added it Sep 02, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The translator is unnamed, as often happened then. What makes Biblio different?

African Affairs, Volumes No preview available – Saleh Bahereddin marked it as to-read Jul 04,