At a glance:
- Author: Maryse Boucolon
- First Published: 1981
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Psychological realism
- Setting: Rihata and Farokodoba, Africa
- Characters: Zek, Marie-Hélène, Madou, Victor, Muti, President Toumany, Sory, Dawad, Christophe, Sia
- Genres: Long fiction, Psychological fiction, Novel
- Subjects: Africa or Africans, Mothers, Parents and children, Class conflict, Politics, Murder or homicide, Twentieth century, Poverty or poor people, Violence, Politicians, Presidents
- Locales: Africa, Farokodoba, Africa, Rihata, Africa
For two days, the residents of Rihata await the arrival of Madou. When he arrives in Rihata to commemorate the anniversary of President Toumany’s overthrow of the previous government, Zek and several local officials greet him at the airport and take him to a reception in his honor. Afterward, Madou goes to Zek’s home and tells Zek’s wife, Marie-Hélène, that he plans to leave Rihata for the village of Farokodoba soon to meet with officials from a neighboring country as a representative of President Toumany.
Madou and Inawale, his chauffeur, arrive in...
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