Seven Solitudes of Lorsa Lopez by Sony Labou Tansi
(African Writers)

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In the fantastical world of Nsanga-Norda, Lorsa Lopez murders his wife. It is the signal for Estina Bronzario--the Woman of Bronze--to lead the women of the area to stage a sex strike to protest the official corruption and apathy all around them. Endless crowds and carnival erase the meaning of time, but doom-laden prophecies land in the air, waiting to be fulfilled. Sony Labou Tansi's colorful novel is reminiscent of the epics of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, both in tone and lyricism.


About Sony Labou Tansi

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Sony Labou Tansi was born in Zaire in 1947 and died in 1995. His first novel, La Vie et Demi, was awarded the special jury's prize at the International Festival of Francophie held in Nice in 1979. He wrote several novels, plays, and poetry.
Published December 18, 1995 by Heinemann. 129 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The previous year, the nation's president had insulted the American president and the rest of the world had fallen into line behind a boycott of the little country's pineapples, eventually resulting in Valancia losing the seat of government to nearby Nsanga Norda.

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