Tram 83

byFiston Mwanza MujilaTranslated byRoland GlasserForeword byAlain Mabanckou

September 18, 2015|
Tram 83 by Fiston Mwanza Mujila
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An exuberantly dark first novel." - NPR''s Fresh Air w/ Terry Gross **Nominated for the Man Booker International Prize 2016** **Winner of the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Debut African Fiction** Two friends, one a budding writer home from abroad, the other an ambitious racketeer, meet in the most notorious nightclub-Tram 83-in a war-torn city-state in secession, surrounded by profit-seekers of all languages and nationalities. Tram 83 plunges the reader into the modern African gold rush as cynical as it is comic and colorfully exotic, using jazz rhythms to weave a tale of human relationships in a world that has become a global village. **One of Flavorwire''s 33 Must-Read Books for Fall 2015** Fiston Mwanza Mujila(b. 1981, Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo) is a poet, dramatist, and scholar. Tram 83 is his award-winning and much raved-about debut novel that caused a literary sensation when published in France in August 2014. "An exuberantly dark first novel." - NPR''s Fresh Air w/ Terry Gross **Nominated for the Man Booker International Prize 2016** **Winner of the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Debut African Fiction** Two friends, one a budding writer home from abroad, the other an ambitious racketeer, meet in the most notorious nightclub-Tram 83-in a war-torn city-state in secession, surrounded by profit-seekers of all languages and nationalities. Tram 83 plunges the reader into the modern African gold rush as cynical as it is comic and colorfully exotic, using jazz rhythms to weave a tale of human relationships in a world that has become a global village. **One of Flavorwire''s 33 Must-Read Books for Fall 2015** Fiston Mwanza Mujila(b. 1981, Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo) is a poet, dramatist, and scholar. Tram 83 is his award-winning and much raved-about debut novel that caused a literary sensation when published in France in August 2014. "
Fiston Mwanza Mujila was born in 1981 in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo, where he went to a catholic school before studying Literature and Human Sciences at Lubumbashi University. He now lives in Graz, Austria and is pursuing a PHD in Romance Languages. His writing has been awarded with numerous prizes, including the Gold Med...
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Title:Tram 83Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:224 pages, 8.25 X 5.25 X 0.48 inShipping dimensions:224 pages, 8.25 X 5.25 X 0.48 inPublished:September 18, 2015Publisher:Deep VellumLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1941920047

ISBN - 13:9781941920046

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