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Soleils des indépendances (French) Mass Market Paperback – Nov 13 1995
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From the Back Cover
Quel sera le sort de Fama, authentique prince malinké, aux temps de l'indépendance et du parti unique ? L'ancien et le nouveau s'affrontent en un duel tout à la fois tragique et dérisoire tandis que passe l'histoire, avec son cortège de joies et de souffrances. Au-delà de la fable politique, Ahmadou Kourouma restitue comme nul autre toute la profondeur de la vie africaine, mêlant le quotidien et le mythe dans une langue réinventée au plus près de la condition humaine. Dès sa parution en 1970, ce livre s'est imposé comme un des grands classiques de la littérature africaine.
About the Author
Ahmadou Kourouma was born in the Ivory Coast in 1927. Hailed as one of the leading African writers in French, he died in 2003.
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The plot has no sweeping historical scope, but through a brief period in Fama's life the reader can view the changes that have taken place during his lifetime both in his community and his country as a whole. The most gripping sections deal with Fama's wife Salimata, who has yet to bear him a child and who endures both the scorn of her neighbors and her own self-doubt because of her "barrenness." Passages dealing with her girlhood, with female genital mutilation and with sexual abuse, are simply overpowering.
"Les Soleils des Independences" deals with politics and history, but it's at its best when it provides a window into individual lives. Kourouma's novel has become a classic in African literature because he gets the details, as well as the big picture, exactly right.