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Tram 83

by Fiston Mwanza Mujila

Sleazy, anarchic and bitingly funny, this is a slice of modern Africa with extra chilies. Brace yourself for the whirlwind of words and dive into the nightclub where anything goes.

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First night at Tram 83: night of debauchery, night of boozing, night of syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases, night of prostitution, night of getting by, night of dancing and dancing, night that engenders things that exist only between an excess of beer and the intention to empty one's pocket that exhales conflict minerals, this cow-dung elevated to a raw material, in the beginning was the stone ....
Translated by Roland Glasser

Parallels

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood
The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht
 

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