CASABLANCA STORY, translated by Bill Johnston

: Bofane (I.)

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154pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, Bloomington, 2022


Originally published in 2018 in French as La Belle de Casa.

Ichrak, a beautiful woman both feared and desired by all the men in the neighbourhood, is found murdered in a street in Casablanca.

"The best noir fiction can be a means to capture the complexities and inequalities of an entire city, a lens for social critique, and still a damn good mystery. In Koli Jean Bofane's Casablanca Story is all three―and a prescient warning about climate change, as the hot desert winds buffet the working-class neighborhoods of Casablanca that make up the book's setting." Crimereads

In Koli Jean Bofane was born in 1954 in what is today the Democratic Republic of Congo and currently lives in Belgium. His novels have been awarded the Grand Prix littéraire de l'Afrique noire, the Grand Prix du Roman Métis, and the Prix des Cinq continents de la Francophonie. He is the author of Congo, Inc