Paperback: 192 pages

Publisher:
Céytu, 2017

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NAWETU DERET

A Season in the Congo translated into Wolof by Boubacar Boris Diop. When the Republic of the Congo becomes independent in 1960, Patrice Lumumba, a visionary politician, dreams of giving his fellow people their long-lost freedom. His assassination in January of 1961 marked the abrupt end of this ambition. By choosing to depict these fateful weeks through the vehicle of theater, Aimé Césaire crafts Lumumba into a luminous hero who stands tall when faced with the effects of the post-colonial world. A Season in the Congo retells the exact circumstances of an assassination that remains omnipresent in the African political imagination.