The Nubian Prince

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%20is%20the%20main%20character%20and%20Narrator%20of%20the%20Nubian%20Prince,%20on%20Bolivia’s%20right%20to%20the%20landfills.%20A%20team%20of%20artists%20without%20borders%20\%20’%20\%20’%20tries%20with%20among%20other%20clowns,%20puppet%20players%20and%20acrobats,%20the%20lives%20of%20thousands%20of%20children%20more%20bearable.%20After%20three%20weeks%20in%20a%20jungle%20of%20waste,%20where%20the%20kids%20to%20but%20not%20hungry%20to%20feel%20glue%20sniffing,%20he%20encounters%20the%20Argentine%20Roberto.%20Amid%20all%20that%20filth%20and%20the%20indescribable%20stench%20he%20asks%20to%20help%20him%20with%20his%20quest%20for%20a%20girl.%20Roberto%20is%20a%20bounty%20hunter%20and%20the%20beautiful%20copy%20where%20he%20makes%20hunting,%20will%20make%20him%20quite%20lucrative.%20And%20here,%20between%20the%20garbage%20where%20children%20lead,%20a%20hopeless%20existence%20gets%20Mois%20é%20s%20the%20offer%20to%20work%20as%20a%20scout%20at%20Club%20Olympus.%20(The%20Greek%20poet%20Homer%20called%20the%20Olympus%20home%20of%20the%20gods%20the%20\%20’%20\%20′.%20Who%20would%20be%20there%20in%20big%20luxury%20living,%20in%20a%20Palace%20with%20a%20bronze%20floor.)%20After%20a%20very%20successful%20hunt%20in%20Buenos%20Aires%20calls%20La%20Doctora,%20working%20by%20the%20Barcelona%20seat%20of%20Club%20Olympus,%20Mois%20é%20s%20at%20her%20Office.%20She%20has%20a%20very%20important%20task%20for%20him.%20In%20an%20American%20magazine%20is%20a%20onderzoeksreportage%20about%20the%20high%20concentration%20of%20immigrants%20in%20certain%20parts%20of%20Spain.%20On%20one%20of%20the%20photographs%20from%20the%20report%20are%20three%20black%20men%20with%20the%20caption%20that%20the%20Sudanese%20are%20in%20M%20á%20laga.%20The%20eye%20of%20a%20major%20cli%20cli%20ë%20ë%20nt,%20nt,%20is%20a%20very%20important%20cases%20on%20one%20of%20those%20three%20men;%20a%20magnificent%20copy.%20A%20Nubi%20Nubi%20ë%20ë%20r.%20(nowadays%20is%20an%20area%20in%20the%20South%20of%20Egypt%20and%20Northern%20Sudan.%20In%20ancient%20times,%20however,%20it%20was%20an%20independent%20Kingdom%20and%20vassal%20of%20Egypt.)%20And%20then%20it%20begins%20the%20hunt%20for%20the%20Nubian%20Prince.%20As%20a%20reader,%20you%20will%20be%20faced%20with%20people%20without%20any%20scruples.%20Those%20who%20balance%20the%20value%20of%20a%20human%20life%20just%20hard%20currency%20without%20being%20even%20slightly%20to%20worry%20about%20how%20they%20will%20fare.%20I%20have%20read%20the%20book%20really%20breathless,%20even%20occasionally%20have%20to%20suppress%20the%20feelings%20of%20disgust%20and%20then%20again%20it%20should%20address%20to%20give%20in%20to%20my%20fascination.%20It’s%20been%20some%20time%20since%20a%20book%20has%20had%20so%20gripped%20me.%20It%20is%20a%20particularly%20handsome%20written%20book%20and%20it%20is%20therefore%20right%20that%20the%20writer%20for%20the%20Nubian%20Prince%20a%20very%20prestigious%20Spanish%20literary%20prize%20has:%20the%20Premio%20Biblioteca%20Breve%20\%20’%20\%20′.%20Modern%20civilization,%20where%20human%20trafficking%20and%20slave%20trade%20lush%20is%20cynical%20and%20satirical%20manner,%20is%20on%20to%20task.%20By%20the%20ambivalence%20of%20the%20Narrator%20is%20the%20harsh%20reality%20underlined.%20Many%20times%20I%20have%20looked%20with%20horror%20to%20pictures%20of%20refugees%20who%20are%20picked%20up%20by%20the%20coast%20guard.%20Men,%20women%20and%20children,%20young%20and%20old.%20Emaciated,%20on%20life%20after%20death%20and%20unfortunately%20too%20often%20also%20%20″%20just%20″%20death,%20be%20they%20%20″%20saved%20″%20by%20the%20Western%20world.%20But%20from%20now%20on%20I%20will%20ó%20me%20with%20a%20n%20g%20banger%20heart%20wonder,%20for%20how%20long?%20Just%20think%20of%20the%20newly%20mysterious%20disappearance%20of%20thirteen%20Nigerian%20children%20from%20the%20so-called%20safe%20haven%20of%20a%20shelter%20here%20in%20Netherlands.%20How%20would%20they%20fare?%20

%20Juan%20Bonilla%20(1966)%20was%20born%20in%20Jerez%20de%20la%20Frontera.%20He%20is%20a%20writer%20of%20short%20stories%20and%20novels.%20His%20novel%20Nadie%20conoce%20a%20nadie%20(nobody%20knows%20someone)%20was%20successfully%20filmed.%20%20Juan%20Bonilla%20the%20Nubian%20Prince%20240%20pages%20Publisher:%20Signature%20ISBN:%2090-5672-161-5%20list%20price:%2017.95%20euro%20

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