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TANGA, a novel of forbidden love set in a rain forest village in the heart of Africa


Eric Madeen's work has appeared in several venues, foremost a short story in an anthology of expatriate fiction set in Japan (The Broken Bridge, Stone Bridge Press), Kyoto JournalThe East, the Daily Yomiuri, Tokyo Journal, All Nippon Airways' inflight magazine Wingspan and numerous academic journals. He is currently an associate professor of English at Tokyo City University and the Japan editor for the Joseph Conrad Foundation. You can contact him at .


Other writings

  1. »Onbashira Groove

  2. »The City by Cyclo

  3. »In Conrad’s Wake

  4. »Exploring Elephant Island

  5. »It’s Called Luang Prabang

  6. »Writing in Progress

  7. »Doctor Robopet

  8. »The Spirit of Okinawa

  9. »Going Wild at Sepilok

  10. »A Sentosa Moment

  11. »Where the Spiritual Meets the Physical


  12. »Heroines of the Court


  13. »A Fortune Told


  14. »Bird on a stick



 
 

TANGA is a novel of forbidden love set in a rain forest village in the heart of Africa. It seamlessly merges adventure, romance, and the psycho-thriller while deconstructing Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, with David undergoing the Kurtz syndrome — to a lesser degree, of course. Like Kurtz, David enters the heart of “blackest” Africa as a white man, and as a Peace Corps volunteer of genuine idealism, he finds himself both “corrupted by” and also empathizing with the Africans he becomes involved with, and tempted to “go native.” As David writes in a letter home, “In all my reading about Africa, the black and white together was bleak, with going native connoting going insane.”





























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First novel: Tanga

TANGA, a novel of forbidden love set in a rain forest village in the heart of Africa