This event will be held at our 9th Ave. store.
Litquake presents Fiston Mwanza Mujila and translator Roland Glasser, who will discuss Tram 83.
Praise for Tram 83:
"Stylistically quirky and unorthodox fiction from Africa...Tram 83 is the locus of those driven by ambition, desire, greed, or pleasure—and in this underworld we meet quite a cast of characters." —Kirkus Reviews
About Tram 83:
Two friends, one a budding writer home from Europe, the other an ambitious racketeer, meet in the only nightclub, the Tram 83, in a war-torn city-state in secession, surrounded by profit-seekers of all languages and nationalities. "Tram 83 "plunges the reader into the modern African gold rush as cynical as it is comic and colorfully exotic, using jazz rhythms to weave a tale of human relationships in a world that has become a global village.
Fiston Mwanza Mujila (b. 1981, Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo) is a poet, dramatist, and scholar. "Tram 83 "is his award-winning and raved-about debut novel that caused a literary sensation when published in France in August 2014.
"An exuberantly dark first novel." NPR's Fresh Air w/ Terry Gross
**Nominated for the Man Booker International Prize 2016**
**Shortlisted for the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Debut African Fiction**