French title: Les Soleils des indépendances; Translated by Adrian Adams A Malinke (like author Kourouma), Fama inherits the position of leader of this once . Toutes les informations de la Bibliothèque Nationale de France sur: Les soleils des indépendances – Ahmadou Kourouma (). Ahmadou Kourouma Les soleils des indépendances. Editions du Seuil. Paris. pages. les soleils des independances.

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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. From towhen his country was still under French colonial control, he participated in French military campaigns in Indochina, after which he journeyed to France to study mathematics in Lyon.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Arriving in Binja, where Salimata is from, he: So I found it surprising to find deceit described as people having souls blacker than their skin and words whiter than their teeth.

But Kourouma manages to build an admirable and poetic, almost heroic tale of tentative rise-and-fall futile and hopeless though it is in three parts with a grumbling old character that is not particularly likable.

Les Soleils des indépendances by Ahmadou Kourouma

Avec une langue bien vivante, il parle a travers les yeux d’un prince d’un village, et aussi sa femme. The main character is Fama by the way, an older man who should have continued a line of Doumbouya princes, but you don’t live off prestige during the “suns of independences” and kes is reduced to odd jobs, torment, anger and helplessness.

The minor character is his wife, who shows a iindpendances more practical capacity at keeping the household afloat, but who is utterly obsessed by her religious duty to give a child to Fama despite one of them being quite clearly sterile and showing no less zeal in resorting to all the available tricks of superstition.

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Aug 25, Ivete added it. Share your thoughts with other customers. Books by Ahmadou Kourouma. Ultimately, this book is about the end of an age. Fama does not fit well in this changed world: Trivia About Les Soleils des i Jun 06, Beth rated it really liked it Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The two characters are touching in their struggle koueouma relative insignificance, as they try to maintain a destiny that they do not realize is now archaic. J’ai lu ce livre pour un cours de l’Afrique et la diaspora francophone.

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Yet when faced with koourouma circumstances, the older pagan practices seep through, and we find the characters wondering whether the older paths of sorcery and fetishes might not hold more power over indpendancez daily lives. Kourouma makes bold use of color and physical attributes in his descriptions, and uses numerous references from the animal kingdom to make the tale seem almost fable-like.

He is a fairly poor city dweller now, far removed from his home-town, unable to find his place in this complex new world.

Les Soleils des indépendances

Feb 24, Rachel Baker rated it ind;endances it Shelves: A Malinke like author KouroumaFama inherits soleilss position of leader of this once great territory. Raised by his uncle, he initially pursued studies in Bamako, Mali. This makes their endeavors hilarious at times, but also gives them a lot inpendances trouble. People still show respect for who he is, and yet he is obviously part of a world that has largely been lost. It is a little regrettable that we do not have more parts following Soulimata after the first few, but Kourouma has more than just his characters’ story to tell.

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Daniel Covo rated it it was amazing Aug 30, Nov 13, Mark York rated it really liked it Shelves: Return to Book Page. Published October 3rd by Contemporary French Fiction first published The individual scenes lfs all quite strong, as Kourouma tells a variety of tales and describes the conditions for the people.

Jun 06, Berta Kaisr rated it liked it.

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He tries to focus only on his duty, on what he knows must be done, but he largely fails here too. Aug 24, Czarny Pies rated it liked it Recommended to Czarny by: Maybe because this is satirical, it is harder to connect with the characters. It evokes the mythical connections to past ancestors and native lands in contrast to the political upheaval that was starting to change society in many overt and subtle ways.

I can’t give my opinion on the quality of the writing because it was translated into brazilian portuguese. This was an interesting look at one man’s experience with traditional vs modern life and the transition to independence.