MASHANGO by Bruno Vogel

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Bruno Vogel (1898-1983) was born in Germany and grew up in Leipzig. Vogel was not his biological father but “he did everything right”.

He was one of the pioneers of the humanist movement in Germany. He is best known for Alf, which was published after the First World War. In it he used words as they would have been used behind the trenches. This lead to his being charged for immorality and obscenity.

When Hitler came to power, he knew he had to flee Germany and packed all his unpublished works and hid them in the loft of his family house. He said “they were jolly good writing”. To his torment, he later discovered that his hidden works had been destroyed by his family during his exile.

Mashango, written much later in his life, has not been published before now.

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