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Ahmadou Kourouma (1927–2003)

Autor/a de Allah Is Not Obliged

19 obres 837 Membres 27 Ressenyes 5 preferits

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Inclou aquests noms: A. Kourouma, Ahmadou Kourouma

Crèdit de la imatge: Ahmadou Kourouma

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Nom normalitzat
Kourouma, Ahmadou
Data de naixement
1927-11-24
Data de defunció
2003-12-11
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
Ivory Coast
Lloc de naixement
Boundiali, Cote d'Ivoire
Lloc de defunció
Lyon, France
Llocs de residència
Lyon, France
Professions
novelist
playwright
insurance company director

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Very enjoyable. Better known for his later work, Allah is Not Obliged, Kourouma is from the Ivory Coast and here tells the story of Fama and Salimata, a husband and wife torn apart by the collision between traditional and post-colonial cultures. Fama is the last of a line princes who had reigned over the Malinke people and now he seeks his place in the new, independent national bureaucracy. Meanwhile, his wife, Salimata, haunted by memories of a ritualistic excision and a brutal rape, is intent of bearing a child to whom their legacy may be passed. Kourouma uses tales and proverbs from the Malinke tradition to help depict the confusion, contradictions, and dreams of people living through the turbulence of newly won independence.… (més)
 
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Gypsy_Boy | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Aug 25, 2023 |
En Aláno está obligado, Birahima, insolente narrador, es un niño malinké cuyo destino lo obliga a convertirse en niño-soldado y sobrevivir, pasando de facción en facción y país en país, entre las entrañas de golpes de Estado,complots, alianzas y ejecuciones amparadas por discursos maniqueos, tribales e internacionales. Esto le permite observar íntimamente la cruda condición humana y describir, con un desconcertante humor involuntario, la realidad de África del Oeste (Burkina Faso, Costa de Marfil, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leona) de la década de los noventa, por la que desfilan personajes como Foday Sankoh, Samuel Doe, Prince Johnson, Charles Taylor, Houphouët-Boigny y Muammar Khadafi, entre otros.… (més)
 
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Natt90 | Oct 23, 2022 |
The Suns of Independence is a novel of early postcolonial Africa. The central character is Fama, the last chief of the once-powerful
Dumbuya tribe that ruled over Horodugu -- an area that has now been divided between two newly independent African states, the Ebony Coast and the Socialist Republic of Nikinai.
 
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CarrieFortuneLibrary | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Sep 5, 2022 |
Even though this is fiction, it provides a thoughtful insight into the colonisation and post-colonisation of African countries. Influences of culture upon post-colonial governments, bribery, corruption, nepotism, despots. It doesn't matter which country were the colonial force, they impacted the future of millions of African in similar ways - especially teaching that greed is OK.
 
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nadineeg | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Jun 20, 2022 |

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Obres
19
Membres
837
Popularitat
#30,527
Valoració
½ 3.7
Ressenyes
27
ISBN
86
Llengües
14
Preferit
5

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