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Mission to Kala (1957)

by Mongo Beti

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Mission to Kala is a chronicle of a young man's journey to retrieve a relative's run-away wife from another African village far away behind five river-crossings and twenty mails. This premise is a vehicle to display (once more) the effects of the 'modern' (=European) on the African way of village life, and the conflicts between the old and the new.

The tone of the narrative was a little annoying and the style is somewhat aged (the book is from the 1950s). Other than that the book is positively critical on both and very good in many ways. ( )
  eairo | Aug 19, 2010 |
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Medza is sent off to retrieve a villager's wife who has run off with a man from another tribe. Amongst his best appreciated and funniest novels.

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