This is a riveting story that has the advantage of being read as easily as it is written. As the French sociologist Edgar Morin, Maguy KABAMBA paints a picture of the current Congolese society, characterized by a systemic misery that is always looking for better living conditions.
This novel features a young lady, in her thirties, with good upbringing and an outstanding education, but unemployed and seeking to find her own place in society. In her own words, she says that her life is “babélique”. New words as the youth know how to invent them in a society crushed by never-ending misery. In the maze of uncertainty, would she find an answer?
Her quest embarks the readers in the discovery of the Congolese people’s universe, with their beliefs, traditions and customs, their bravery and their resourcefulness.
Distancing herself from the literary rigor to tell the story of "the Congo of today", this author’s writings portray the way of thinking and living of the Congolese population with endless idiomatic expressions, the bonhomie and the seriousness of her characters. Chipping into the lacerating political power and the spatial-temporal mores for those who can read between the lines, Maguy KABAMBA, contributes in her own way to the awakening of the collective consciousness.
Zadain Kasongo, journalist