Ebola '76

Amir Tag Elsir
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A darkly satirical portrayal of the outbreak of Ebola in 1970's Congo and Sudan. Humorous and tragic in turns, the narrative weaves its way from the graveyards of Kinshasa to the factories, brothels and ex-pat communities of southern Sudan, as the disease selects its victims from amongst the novel's vibrant and eccentric characters.
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By acclaimed Sudanese author Emir Tag Elsir, Ebola '76 follows the story of Louis, a simple blue-collar worker who unwittingly transports a deadly disease back to his home country, with disastrous consequences for his family, friends and colleagues alike. In a series of bizarre and comical human encounters, the disease takes a firm hold of the city of Anzara. Blind guitar players, comely barbers, tyrannical factory owners and spurned wives all soon find themselves desperately fighting for their lives in the "Time of Ebola". Among the novel's most unusual characters is Ebola itself, a strikingly dark and sinister presence that haunts the pages of this fast-paced, tragicomic satire. Cackling with glee, hovering in drops of spittle, and gliding slyly from body to body, Ebola represents one of the most evil and unpredictable of villains.
 

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ISBN 9781850772743
Publisher Darf Publishers Ltd
Format Paperback
Publication date 1 Apr 2015

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