Tram 83 (Fiston Mwanza Mujila)

“Poverty is hereditary just like power, stupidity, and haemorrhoids.” 

“Poverty is hereditary just like power, stupidity, and haemorrhoids.” 

Democratic Republic of Congo/ 2015

When tons of tourists from around the world decide to convene in the DRC to get their piece of the "mineral pie," they intersperse their exploits with rounds of alcohol and shady deals at Tram 83 - the nightclub at the epicenter of all the chaos. The book's been described as "fast-paced" and "captivating."

Here is Mujila's bio from GoodReads: "Fiston Mwanza Mujila was born in 1981 in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo, where studied Literature and Human Sciences at Lubumbashi University. He now lives in Graz, Austria and is pursuing a PhD in Romance Languages."