A Long Way From Douala: A Novel

byMax LobeTranslated byRos Schwartz

October 26, 2021|
A Long Way From Douala: A Novel by Max Lobe
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Bursting with local color, this hilarious, heartwarming coming-of-age tale follows two friends on a raucous journey across Cameroon as they grapple with grief, sexuality, and dreams of leaving. 

After their father’s sudden death, Jean’s older brother Roger decides he’s had enough of their abusive mother and their city. He runs away to try his luck crossing illegally into Europe, in the hope of becoming a soccer star abroad. When no news of him reaches the family, and the police declare that finding some feckless brat isn’t worth their time, Jean feels he has to act. Aiming to catch up with Roger before he gets to the Nigerian border, Jean enlists the help of the older Simon, a close neighborhood friend, and the two set out on the road. 

Through a series of joyful, sparky vignettes, Cameroon life is revealed in all its ups and downs. Max Lobe insightfully touches on grave, complex issues, such as the violence Boko Haram has inflicted on the region, yet still recounts events with remarkable humor and levity.
Max Lobe was born in Douala, Cameroon. At eighteen he moved to Switzerland, where he earned a BA in communication and journalism, and a master’s in public policy and administration. In 2017 his novel Confidences won the Ahmadou Kourouma Prize. A Long Way from Douala was published in 2018 to rave reviews in Switzerland and France. He is...
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Title:A Long Way From Douala: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:208 pages, 6.18 X 5.24 X 0.56 in
Shipping dimensions:208 pages, 6.18 X 5.24 X 0.56 in
Published:October 26, 2021
Publisher:Other Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781635421743

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