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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Fama, the “sole remaining legitimate descendant” of the Dumbuyas, returns to his native lands to assume his position. A Malinke like author KouroumaFama inherits the position of leader of this once great territory. On the surface, indpendancez characters live the lives of good Muslims, their days divided by calls to prayer and their speech and greetings peppered with references to Allah and his mercy.

The Suns of Independence – Ahmadou Kourouma

I found the second part a little incomplete or cut short, it is rather anti-climatic. This was an interesting look at one man’s experience with traditional vs modern life and the transition to independence. 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.

The individual scenes are all quite strong, as Kourouma tells a variety of tales and describes the conditions for the people. Traditions are upheld — the burial ceremony of his cousin, the previous chief, is celebrated as elaborately as possible, nearly as in the old days.

In the English-speaking world, Kourouma has yet to make much of an impression: Books by Ahmadou Kourouma.

Les Soleils des indépendances

Desole si mon francais n’est less tres bien, c’est pas ma langue maternelle. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. There are a few topics that are difficult to read about such as excision and rape. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. We see Fama, a man clinging to the past honor of his family line, but also seeing the present degeneration and insignificance of his tribe in a brave new world.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Ahmadou Kourouma, November 24, — December 11, was an Ivorian novelist.

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I loved the parts about Salimata’s story, but the other parts were just so-so. Fleurh rated it really liked it Apr 09, Amad rated it it was amazing Nov 20, Maybe because this is satirical, it is harder to connect with the characters. Les lecteurs qui aiment les protagonistes comestibles.

Jun 06, Beth rated it really liked kpurouma Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He tries to focus only on his duty, on what he indpendnces must be done, but he largely fails here too.

Arriving in Binja, where Salimata is from, he: 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.

Yet when faced with desperate circumstances, indpeendances 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.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. About how people and traditions can come through such changes as mere ghosts of themselves, blinking in the sunlight of an unrecognizable world. Kourouma capte bien la vie d’un pay africain et les dynamiques entre les grandes villes et le monde rural.

This makes their endeavors hilarious at times, but also gives them a lot of trouble.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. I’m happy to be learning more about Indpendanes culture even if there are some touchy subjects. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? But the world is not the same: Hansie rated it it was amazing Nov 02, I don’t know how I finished it, but I did. Daniel Iindpendances rated it it was amazing Aug 30, The tragedy is rather the one of the country, in the now well-known decolonial narrative: 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.


Les Soleils des indépendances by Ahmadou Kourouma

People still make allowances indpendancse him and what he stands forbut it is clear that he is a relic from a bygone time. Lists with This Book. The minor character is his wife, who shows a lse 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.

People still show respect for who he is, and yet he is obviously part of a world that has largely been lost. Fama does not fit well in this changed world: Mathieu Pln-Lmrr rated it really liked it May 05, indpeneances Malinke stories and history, and the contrasting modern world are well presented.

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