Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Né le 21 juillet en Guinée, Tierno Monénembo s’est exilé en au Sénégal puis en Côte d’Ivoire avant de gagner. French title: Le roi de Kahel; Translated by Nicholas Elliott; Awarded the historical figure — Aimé Olivier de Sanderval () — and that. Request PDF on ResearchGate | Hospitality in Le Roi de Kahel(The King of Kahel) by Tierno Monénembo: from Pullo identity construction to.

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He sweet talks the Fula ledge dears, making them his friends and partners in crime. Fiction, Internet resource Document Type: Paperbackpages.

Sanderval was born into a wealthy French kabel, and from early childhood had dreams and visions of Africa: Le roi de Kahel: Ahmed Dokhan rated it really liked it Jan 30, When these tales are told, it is always from kaheel European point of v Fearless Frenchman Founds Forest Fief We have a number of colonial tales of white men who strove to carve out kingdoms among peoples in odd corners of the world that had not yet been much influenced by the West.

The age of exploration is over, my poor Jules! This is the reason why he is one of the most prominent postcolonial writers, leading the way for this literature to become integral part of the world republic of letters, as defined by Pascale Casanova.

So, even though the author handles the colonial material with a more judicious touch than most, I kept wishing I was reading kajel good biographical profile of Sanderval instead.


The year isand he is headed to western Africa to build a railroad. He was also a prolific writer who extensively documented his travels, and the author of this novel also had access to private family archives in gathering material for the book.

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Le roi de Kahel

James rated it it was amazing Jun 01, Africa, West — History — Sanderval does not let go of his obsession: Who was Samori Toure? This book goes further b I’m always on the lookout for new fiction from Africa, so when I saw this translation of a Guinean book was available I snapped it up.

In the end, as we know from history, no Frenchman was able to become a king on his own in Africa. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. They are beautiful, but that immediacy and unalterable fact of their appearance robs the reader of an opportunity to imagine what they might look like.

Similar Items Related Subjects: Far too much of the book reads like a thinly fictionalized rendering of a travelogue, in which various trials and tribulations are chronicled in a manner which becomes slightly tedious. Aside from my interest in world literature, my grandparents lived in Conakry fromso the country holds a particular interest for me.

Kahl 02, Val marked it as to-read Shelves: Jan 22, Claire Vo rated it it was ok. Your list has reached the maximum number of items. Couldn’t get into it. Very tongue-in-cheek view of franco-colonialsim.

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I just couldn’t get into it. He doesn’t merely want to subjugate whoever is in the way; instead, he’s driven by romantic notions of how to civilize the locals and better their lot, and how to lead them towards the European ideals of civilization. I barely needed to think. As an example the book being unexpectedly accurate, Google found me this: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.



Feb 25, Devin rated it it was ok. Drabauer rated it it was amazing Jun 07, A good story badly told. The notion of pulaakuas the social and moral code of conduct of the Pullo, seems central in this exchange and is a construct of Pullo identity.

Tierno Monenembo has written a romance of this brave and idiosyncratic man, whose religious, scientific and cultural theories made him both an object of interest and scorn in French society. How to cite this article. Tierno Monenembo’s The King of Kahel was originally published in France in and was the winner of the French literary prize, the prix Renaudotwhich is awarded to the author of an outstanding original novel.

In Sanderval’s attempts to lock in trading rights, right of way for a railroad, and a land-grant for his own personal fiefdom, he encounters all manner of cunning and shifty characters, both French and Fula.

Oct 02, Veterini rated it it was ok Shelves: French View all editions and formats Summary: