Literary World Cup – Round 2 Group F

Argentina vs. IranImage

WINNER: Argentina

The Tunnel

Ernesto Sabato

At the start of Sabato’s novel we know that painter Juan Pablo Castel killed Marìa Iribarne, but we don’t know the why. We quickly learn through the first person confession of Juan Pablo that the two will meet and have a doomed affair. The tension and gradual uncovering of truth filtered through the maddened mind of Juan Pablo makes The Tunnel a psychological page turner.

 

Nigeria vs Bosnia and HerzegovinaImage

WINNER: Nigeria

I Do Not Come to You By Chance

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

Nwaubani puts an interesting take on the well-established Nigerian 419 internet scams and puts a face on the other side of the computer screen. Kingsley wants to get a well- paying job to help his family with their financial burden, but has trouble reaching his goal. In order to make money he takes a job from his “uncle” Cash Daddy as a 419er who scams people in America and Europe into sending money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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