Musungu Jim and the Great Cheaf Tuloko

Patrick Neate

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  • Paru le : 20/03/2000
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When student teacher Jim Tulloh arrives in Zambawi for a character-building experience, he doesn't realize he's about to be sucked into the rebirth of a nation... Zambawi, a banana republic in sub-Saharan Africa, is on the verge of revolution. President Adini, dictator and eunuch, desperately clings to power and his prosthetic testicles (acquired courtesy of a freak bicycling accident whilst a student at Oxford). But his right-hand man General Bulimi is only interested in poetry and his past, his son Enoch is obsessed with girls not guerrillas, and the state army switch sides so often they don't know which uniform to wear. Meanwhile, the mellow pattern of Jim's days - smoking flatulent weed with Musa, a Rastafarian witchdoctor, and PK, the headmaster - is disturbed when Jim is kidnapped from his bush school by the rebel " Black Boot Gang ". And when the Gangers invoke the spirit of Zambawi's " Great Chief Tuloko ", Jim's fate takes an unexpected twist in an awe-inspiring collision of myth and the moment. Patrick Neate's first novel is an idiosyncratic tale of coups, colonialism and coming of age. And rubber balls. And gulu, gulu. And magic...
  • Date de parution : 20/03/2000
  • Editeur : Penguin Books
  • ISBN : 0-14-029216-0
  • EAN : 9780140292169
  • Format : Poche
  • Nb. de pages : 376 pages
  • Poids : 0.005 Kg
  • Dimensions : 11,0 cm × 18,0 cm × 2,6 cm

Biographie de Patrick Neate

Patrick Neate is a 28-year-old freelance journalist. He lived in East Africa for a couple of years before settling in West London. " Musungu Jim and the Great Chief Tuloko " is his first novel.

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