In Tram 83, Fiston Mwanza Mujila plunges the reader into the atmosphere of a gold rush as cynical as it is comic and colourfully exotic. Translated by Roland Glasser.

In a war-torn African city-state, tourists of all languages and nationalities converge with students, ex-pats and locals. They have only one desire: to make a fortune by exploiting the wealth of the country, both mineral and human. As soon as night falls, they go out to drink, dance and abandon themselves in the only nightclub of the city. Welcome to Tram 83, the den of all iniquities, in Fiston Mwanza Mujila’s African-rhapsody novel, hammered by rhythms of jazz.

The Man Booker International Prize 2016
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Fiston Mwanza Mujila

Fiston Mwanza Mujila

About the Author

Born in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo in 1981, Fiston Mwanza Mujila lives in Graz, Austria.
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Rolad Glasser

Roland Glasser

About the Translator

Roland Glasser serves on the committee of the UK Translators Association.
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