Romance in Marseille

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ISBN: 9780143134220 Author: McKay, Claude, McKay, Claude,1890-194 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd, Penguin Classics Publication Date: 11th February 2020 Imprint: Penguin Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 813.52 (edition:23) Pages: xxxix, 165 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

While stowed away on a transatlantic freighter, Lafala is discovered and locked away in an icy-cold closet, resulting in the loss of his frostbitten legs. When his successful lawsuit against the shipping company brings big bucks, Lafala returns to Marseille to resume his affair with Aslima, a Moroccan prostitute. With its scenes of black bodies seeking pleasure and fighting for freedom even when stolen, shipped and sold for parts, ‘Romance in Marseille’ explores the heritage of slavery amid a predatory modern economy.

While stowed away on a transatlantic freighter, Lafala is discovered and locked away in an icy-cold closet, resulting in the loss of his frostbitten legs. When his successful lawsuit against the shipping company brings big bucks, Lafala returns to Marseille to resume his affair with Aslima, a Moroccan prostitute. With its scenes of black bodies seeking pleasure and fighting for freedom even when stolen, shipped, and sold for parts, Romance in Marseille explores the heritage of slavery amid a predatory modern economy.

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