Casablanca Story

by In Koli Jean Bofane

Translated by Bill Johnston

Published by: Indiana University Press

170 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 x 0.00 in

This book can be purchased from this website 60 days before the publish date

  • Paperback
  • 9780253058799
  • Published: May 2022

$25.00

This book can be purchased from this website 60 days before the publish date

  • eBook
  • 9780253058812
  • Published: May 2022

$24.99

One morning the beautiful Ichrak is found murdered in a street in Casablanca. All the men feared her as much as they desired her . . . . In a city buffeted by the Chergui, a violent wind emanating from the Sahara, the investigation becomes a prism through which a group portrait of a working-class district emerges.

In The Belles of Casablanca, In Koli Jean Bofane trains his razor-sharp observations of a bitter reality and his mordant humor on corruption among the powerful, shady property deals, and the vulnerable situation of migrants and male sexual desire, and he succeeds in transforming a desperate contemporary reality into engrossing and entertaining fiction.

Following on from Congo Inc., In Koli Jean Bofane shifts his geographical focus to outline a vision that encompasses both north and sub-Saharan Africans: Africa is moving forward and is the equal of the other continents or, to put it another way, Africa is no better than they are.