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Pandora in the Congo

by Albert Sanchez Pinol

More twists than a tornado! The language weaves you into an African adventure of love, sex and war ... with a little fantasy twirled in for good measure. The passions run high and yet the end leaves you questioning whether you are happy or sad.

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'Marcus,' he said.
'Amgam,' she repeated.
'Amgam?' said Marcus. 'Amgam.'
So, the most likely conclusion is that Amgaam was nothing moe than a Tecton word for 'light' or 'fire' or both things at once. But Marcus began to call her Amgam. And the name stuck.
Translated by Mara Faye Lethem

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