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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Kourouma capte bien la vie d’un pay africain et les dynamiques entre les grandes villes et le monde rural.

Les Soleils des indépendances

Louisa rated it did not like it Mar 24, Malinke stories and history, and the contrasting modern world are well presented. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Fama, the “sole remaining legitimate descendant” of the Dumbuyas, returns to his native lands to assume his position.

Ca vaut vraiment la peine de lire ce livre. I can’t give my opinion on the quality of the writing because it was translated into brazilian portuguese.

C’est une histoire de la colonisation, l’independance, et les effects imprevisible de ses transitions. 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. Daniel Covo rated it it was amazing Aug 30, Romaric Amoa rated it it was amazing May 26, Write a customer review.

From towhen his country was still under French colonial control, he participated in French military campaigns in Indochina, after which h Ahmadou Kourouma, November 24, — December 11, was an Ivorian novelist. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.


The Suns of Independence – Ahmadou Kourouma

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. Return to Book Page. Aug 24, Czarny Pies rated it liked it Recommended to Czarny by: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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Traditions are upheld — the burial ceremony of his cousin, the previous chief, is celebrated as elaborately as possible, nearly as in the old days. I think that if you want to learn about African culture, this shouldn’t be the only book you read because there is a lot to learn.

Feb 27, Nechesa Mabwa added it. Read more Read less. The Suns of Independence – Canada. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Jenny indprndances it it was ok Feb 05, Maybe because this is satirical, it is harder to connect with the characters.

Les Soleils des indépendances by Ahmadou Kourouma

I felt my stomach turn a few times. Based on the title of this book, I expected a triumphal story of an African country becoming independent of colonial indpenrances. A Malinke like author KouroumaFama inherits the position of leader of this once great territory. Fleurh rated it really liked it Apr 09, Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Share your thoughts with other customers. Yet when faced with desperate 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 their daily lives.

Nov 16, Gwendolyn rated it liked it Shelves: The minor character is his wife, who shows a much 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.

Fama arrives in his native Togobala, a place kouroums “seething passivity”, the people worn out by the turmoil of the post-independence adjustments. Infpendances makes their endeavors hilarious at times, but also gives them a lot of trouble. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: In so many postcolonial and civil rights writings, authors speak of the damage done by associating the colors of skin with attributes of morality and value.

So I found it surprising to find deceit described as people having souls blacker than their skin and words whiter than their teeth.