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Poetry. African & African American Studies. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the French by Marcela Malek Sulak. BELA-WENDA is a playful and musical journey into the human condition in the age of globalization. Set in a small, nameless Congolese village, BELA-WENDA is narrated by a diverse cast of characters including an aged grandmother, the son of a Chief, young immigrants and others. These poems measure the entire world according to Congolese village standards, creating a poignant sense of irony and unexpected humor that emphasizes the ephemeral nature of appearances.
Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha was born and raised in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and studied with some of the founders of modern African literature and philosophy. He is currently the editor of The Congo Times and an associate professor of Religious Studies at California State University Northridge. He is fluent in seven languages and has written extensively on Bumuntu Philosophy.Author City: NORTHRIDGE, CA USA