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By Breon Mitchell (trans) and Uwe Timm
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New England Natural Resources
Publication date June 1, 2005
Pages 340
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780811216265
ISBN-10 0811216268
Dimensions 1.25 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Original list price $15.95 says people who bought this book also bought:
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Uwe Timm (Headhunter, The Invention of Curried Sausage) has been described in The New Yorker as an extraordinary storyteller. In this early novel, he focuses his narrative talents on the historical conflict between German colonists and African tribes under the leadership of the legendary Morenga in the first decade of the 20th century. A daring and brilliant military tactician, Morenga was fluent in several languages and by all reports a man of compassion, intelligence, and integrity, as he led his people towards freedom. Recounted through the eyes of Gottschalk, an engaging fictional military veterinarian, the narrative blends quotations from historical sources with actual accounts of everyday life and military excursions. The parallels between past events and later German history, with its notions of the Untermensch (subhuman beings) and racial inferiortiy, are subtly brought to mind, while significant philosophical, political, and human issues are at play. Morenga is an intriguing novel of scope and significance, and it has been well served by Breon Mitchell's prize-winning translation.

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from New Directions (April 1, 2003)
9780811215145 | details & prices | 384 pages | 6.00 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.24 lbs | List price $25.95
About: Morenga, an early novel by Uwe Timm (Headhunter, The Invention of Curried Sausage), engages the mind on many levels -- historical, political, human.
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from New England Natural Resources (June 1, 2005)
9780811216265 | details & prices | 340 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Uwe Timm (Headhunter, The Invention of Curried Sausage) has been described in The New Yorker as an extraordinary storyteller.

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