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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Truly the suns of Independence are unsuited to great things; they have not only unmanned, but also unmagicked Africa.

Les Soleils des indépendances

He is a fairly poor city dweller now, far removed from his home-town, unable to find his place in this complex new world. The republic’s single party forbade villagers to listen to anything people arriving from the capital city might say about politics. What ,ourouma loved in Kourouma’s first novel is the well-woven evocation, from inside the heads of the two characters, of the broad and complex transformations happening upon independence in West Africa more precisely Ivory Coast I assume.

Sabrina rated it liked it Sep 27, There are a few topics that are difficult to read about such as excision and rape. 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. The beautiful but increasingly desperate Salimata also has a tragic history, as her initiation into inpdendances a brutal ritual was botched, and she then taken advantage of.


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But the world is not the same: A Malinke like author KouroumaFama inherits the position of leader of this once great territory. Based on the title of this book, I expected a triumphal story of an African country becoming independent of colonial rule. In a world turned upside-down, Fama had inherited an honour without the means to uphold it, like a headless snake.

Si j’ai une bonne chose du livre, pour moi c’est que maintenant j’ai plus d’interesse dans les sujets de l’Afrique francophone et les droits de l’homme. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

Small human triumphs are sprinkled throughout, and though it is vibrant it is also a very bleak world he describes. Open Preview See a Problem?

Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Fama does not fit well in this changed world: Fama does the best he knows how, but he can not adapt to the changed world. A fine novel about the clash of cultures in modern Indpendancess, done without romanticizing past or present, and using some striking and very human characters. The Suns of Independence is a novel of early postcolonial Africa. Raised by his uncle, he initially pursued studies in Bamako, Mali.

Maybe because this is satirical, it is harder to connect with the characters.


The Suns of Independence – Ahmadou Kourouma

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Reviewed by The Complete Review. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. 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.

C’est une histoire de la colonisation, l’independance, et les effects imprevisible de ses transitions. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. I can’t give my opinion on the quality of the writing because it was translated into brazilian portuguese. To see what your friends thought of this indpendahces, please sign up. The main character is Fama by the way, an older man who should have continued a line of Doumbouya princes, but you don’t kouroumq off prestige during the “suns of independences” and he is reduced to odd jobs, torment, anger and helplessness.

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