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Full Circle  -  Frederick Yamusangie


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Full Circle
by Frederick Yamusangie

US price: $9.95   UK price: £8.99
Format: Paperback
Size: 6 x 9
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0-595-28294-6
Published: Jun-2003

In the tradition of Joseph Conrad, the author explores the heart of darkness in a traditional African village. But unlike authors in the Great Tradition, his young hero, a Congolese boy, discovers himself by moving from the city to the country, not, like Pip in Great Expectations, from the country to the city.

Book Description

‘“C'est l'arrivee,” someone said. These were the first words the boy heard when the lorry on which he and the others had been travelling at last turned into the parking lodge at Bulungu, their final destination after a two-day journey from Kinshasa. The boy was impatient to find out more about this place, which might soon become his permanent home. With his little brain he had imagined that people everywhere lived like the people at his birthplace.’

The idea of clashes or differences between cultures didn’t make sense to the young boy who is sent by his international parents to a country village for his social education. For him, everybody, everywhere, had the same family structures, the same moral values, the same needs—the vision of different cultures was elusive if not beyond his grasp. But the impact of this new cultural environment, this formative excursion into the heart of the African darkness, will change his life—and destiny.

About the Author

Frederick Kambemba Yamusangie was born and partly brought up in Zaire, now known as the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa. He is the third born in a family of seven children. He has studied communication engineering at the University of Kent in Canterbury in England. He lives in Essex, United Kingdom.  Full Circle is his debut novel.

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