Read Your Name Shall Be Tanga by Calixthe Beyala Marjolijn De Jager Online


In a prison cell two women meet, thrown together by injustice and violence. One is labelled mad, the other a counterfeiter. One is of French-Jewish origin, the other African. One is old, the other young. Yet they are both hoping for love and as prison life deteriorates, they grow closer....

Title : Your Name Shall Be Tanga
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ISBN : 9780435909505
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 137 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Your Name Shall Be Tanga Reviews

  • Meaghan
    2018-12-14 11:03

    I really wanted to like this book. Apparently a lot of people think it's awesome, and it had some really good turns of phrase, such as "Her frizzy hair, drenched in sweat, looks like the vomit of a disemboweled armchair." But I simply couldn't figure out what was going on half the time. I was in a fog from start to finish.There are two protagonists, both of them locked in a godforsaken West African prison. One, a teenage girl, is dying (of what cause, it doesn't say) and tells her life story to the other, a French woman who's in for speaking against the government. It's a bleak story full of violence and rape and deprivation. One gruesome scene after another.I think I'm just not the kind of person for this kind of book. So far I've liked almost none of the African fiction I've read.

  • Ifeanyi Ukpabi
    2018-11-17 08:15

    Your Name Shall Be Tangais a nightmare. Tanga, on her dying breath within a horrific prison, imparts her biography, a story of continuous misery, to her cellmate, Anne - Claude, whom she forms an instantaneous bond due to their shared experiences of gendered violence and damnation. What prevents Tangafrom becoming a deprivation-porn narrative is its soaring, beautifully lyrical prose and its illumination, a delicate acknowledgement, of the faint light of humanity.Tangais not a pleasurable read, but it rewards with a thoughtful portrayal of women fighting to maintain a semblance of hope within a world of patriarchal hell.

  • Luis Felipe
    2018-11-18 06:07

    Hasta ahora, ninguna maravilla. Aunque la personaje francesa tiene una locura bastante detestable y encantadora.

  • Katie
    2018-11-25 06:26