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The Lights of Pointe-Noire

The Lights of Pointe-Noire

  • Author: Alain Mabanckou
  • Publisher: Serpent's Tail
  • ISBN: 1782830383
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 202
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Finalist for the Man Booker International Prize 2015 Alain Mabanckou left Congo in 1989, at the age of twenty-two, not to return until a quarter of a century later. When at last he comes home to Pointe-Noire, a bustling port town on Congo's south-eastern coast, he finds a country that in some ways has changed beyond recognition: the cinema where, as a child, Mabanckou gorged on glamorous American culture has become a Pentecostal temple, and his secondary school has been re-named in honour of a previously despised colonial ruler. But many things remain unchanged, not least the swirling mythology of Congolese culture which still informs everyday life in Pointe-Noire. Mabanckou though, now a decorated French-Congolese writer and esteemed professor at UCLA, finds he can only look on as an outsider at the place where he grew up. As he delves into his childhood, into the life of his departed mother and into the strange mix of belonging and absence that informs his return to Congo, Mabanckou slowly builds a stirring exploration of the way home never leaves us, however long ago we left home.

Sailing Directions (enroute) for the Southwest Coast of Africa

Sailing Directions (enroute) for the Southwest Coast of Africa

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  • Category: Pilot guides
  • Page: 196
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Sailing Directions for the Southwest Coast of Africa, from Cape Palmas to Cape of Good Hope

Sailing Directions for the Southwest Coast of Africa, from Cape Palmas to Cape of Good Hope

  • Author: United States. Naval Oceanographic Office
  • Publisher: N.A
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Sailing Directions for Southwest Coast of Africa

Sailing Directions for Southwest Coast of Africa

Cape Palmas to Cape of Good Hope

  • Author: United States. Defense Mapping Agency. Hydrographic Center
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Pilot guides
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Fairplay Ports Guide ..

Fairplay Ports Guide ..

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  • Category: Harbors
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The Death of Comrade President

The Death of Comrade President

  • Author: Alain Mabanckou
  • Publisher: Serpent's Tail
  • ISBN: 1782835407
  • Category: Fiction
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In Pointe-Noire, in the small neighbourhood of Voungou, on the family plot where young Michel lives with Maman Pauline and Papa Roger, life goes on. But Michel's everyday cares - lost grocery money, the whims of his parents' moods, their neighbours' squabbling, his endless daydreaming - are soon swept away by the wind of history. In March 1977, just before the arrival of the short rainy season, Comrade President Marien Ngouabi is brutally murdered in Brazzaville, and not even naïve Michel can remain untouched. Starting as a tender, wry portrait of an ordinary Congolese family, Alain Mabanckou quickly expands the scope of his story into a powerful examination of colonialism, decolonization and dead ends of the African continent. At a stroke Michel learns the realities of life - and how much must change for everything to stay the same.

Report of the Royal Commission on Pilotage: Study of Canadian pilotage: Gulf and River St.Lawrence

Report of the Royal Commission on Pilotage: Study of Canadian pilotage: Gulf and River St.Lawrence

  • Author: Canada. Royal Commission on Pilotage
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Navigation
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Study of the problems of marine pilotage in Canada.

Study of Canadian pilotage: Gulf and River St. Lawrence

Study of Canadian pilotage: Gulf and River St. Lawrence

  • Author: Canada. Royal Commission on Pilotage
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Pilots and pilotage
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Black Moses

Black Moses

  • Author: Alain Mabanckou
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781620975893
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 208
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Now in paperback, the vital extension of Mabanckou's cycle of Pointe-Noire novels that stand out as one of the grandest and funniest fictional projects of modern times. Winner of the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award and Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize.

St. Lawrence River Pilot (Canadian Edition) Below Quebec

St. Lawrence River Pilot (Canadian Edition) Below Quebec

Comprising Sailing Directions from Portneuf (north Shore) and Father Point (south Shore) to Quebec

  • Author: Canada. Department of the Naval Service
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Pilot guides
  • Page: 173
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