Sony Labou Tansi


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  1. The Shameful State

    The Shameful State

    Written by Sony Labou Tansi, Foreword by Alain Mabanckou, Translated by Dominic Thomas

    Series Global African Voices

    Indiana University Press

    Set in a fictitious African nation, this novel by the distinguished writer Sony Labou Tansi takes aim at the corruption, degeneracy, violence, and repression of political life in Africa. At the heart of The Shameful State is the... Learn More
    Published: 3rd January 2016
    Paperback | £15.99
  2. Life and a Half
    Listed as one of the 100 best books on Africa, Life and a Half was Sony Labou Tansi’s response to the death of close friends during a bloody military and political crackdown in Congo. The novel takes place in an imaginary African... Learn More
    Published: 15th February 2011
    Paperback | £15.99