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Musungo Jim and the Great Chief Tuluko

(2000)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel (nominee)
When student teacher Jim Tulloh arrives in Zambawi, he doesn't realise he's about to be sucked into the rebirth of a nation ...

Zambawi, a banana republic in sub-Saharan Africa, is on the verge of a revolution. President Adini, dictator and eunuch, desperately clings to power and his prosthetic testicles. But his right-hand man is only interested in poetry and the past, his son is obsessed with girls not guerrillas, and the state army switch sides so often they don't know which uniform to wear.

Meanwhile, the mellow pattern of Jim's days - smoking flatulent weed with Musa, a Rastafarian witchdoctor, and PK the headmaster - is disturbed when Jim is kidnapped from his bush school by the rebel Black Boot Gang. And when the Gangers invoke the spirit of Zambawi's Great Chief Tuloko, Jim's fate takes an unexpected twist in an awe-inspiring collision of myth and the moment.

Patrick Neate's first novel is an idiosyncratic tale of coups, colonialism and coming of age. And rubber balls. And gulu gulu. And magic ...



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Paperback Editions

January 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Musungu Jim and the Great Chief Tuloko
Author(s): Patrick Neate
ISBN: 0-14-028655-1 / 978-0-14-028655-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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March 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Musungu Jim and the Great Chief Tuloko
Author(s): Patrick Neate
ISBN: 0-14-029216-0 / 978-0-14-029216-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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March 2000 : USA Paperback

Title: Musungo Jim and the Great Chief Tuluko
Author(s): Patrick Neate
ISBN: 0-670-88790-0 / 978-0-670-88790-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Audio Editions

January 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Musungu Jim and the Great Chief Tuloko
Author(s): Patrick Neate
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January 2011 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Musungu Jim and the Great Chief Tuloko
Author(s): Patrick Neate
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January 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Musungu Jim and the Great Chief Tuloko
Author(s): Patrick Neate
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January 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Musungu Jim and the Great Chief Tuloko
Author(s): Patrick Neate
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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January 2011 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Musungu Jim and the Great Chief Tuloko
Author(s): Patrick Neate
ISBN: 1-4074-6965-7 / 978-1-4074-6965-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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2011 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Musungu Jim and the Great Chief Tuloko
Author(s): Patrick Neate
ISBN: 1-4074-6639-9 / 978-1-4074-6639-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Clipper Audio
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Kindle Editions

February 2010 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Musungu Jim and the Great Chief Tuloko
Author(s): Patrick Neate
Publisher: Penguin
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