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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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. There are a few topics that are difficult to read about such as excision and rape. I’m happy to be learning more about African culture even if there are some touchy subjects. Fama is married, but he and his wife, Salimata, have not been able to have a child — meaning his lineage will die out with him.

He is a fairly poor city dweller now, far removed from his home-town, unable to find his place in this complex new world. Nov 16, Gwendolyn rated it liked it Shelves: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Les Soleils des indépendances by Ahmadou Kourouma

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. About how people and traditions can come through such changes as mere ghosts of themselves, blinking in the sunlight indpendancds an unrecognizable world.

Avec une langue bien vivante, jourouma parle a travers les yeux d’un prince d’un village, et aussi sa femme. Quotes from Les Soleils des i 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. I don’t know how I finished it, but I did. Reviewed inspendances The Complete Review.


Explore the Home Gift Guide. Sabrina rated it liked it Sep 27, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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. English Choose a language for shopping. I loved the parts about Salim J’ai indpeendances ce livre pour un cours de l’Afrique et la diaspora francophone.

The Suns of Independence – Ahmadou Kourouma

The Suns of Independence by Ahmadou Kourouma. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. She always tries to indpendancfs good, being generous and devout, but goodness here is rarely rewarded. 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.

Mathieu Pln-Lmrr rated it really liked it May 05, Kourouma capte bien la vie d’un pay africain et les dynamiques entre les grandes villes et le monde rural.

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. The countryside is different than the city, but life has changed here as well.


J’ai aime les parties de l’histoire de Salimata, mais les autres parties sont comme ci comme ca. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. He tries to focus only on his duty, on what he knows must be done, but he largely fails here too.

However, it is also difficult to read about how colonization and then decolonization has changed the lives of those who were under colonial rule. Fama arrives in his native Togobala, a place of “seething passivity”, the people worn out by the turmoil of the post-independence adjustments. The main character is Fama by the way, an older man who should have continued a line of Doumbouya princes, but you don’t live off prestige during the “suns of independences” and he is reduced to odd jobs, torment, anger and helplessness.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. A Malinke like author KouroumaFama inherits the position of leader of this once great territory. This makes their endeavors hilarious at times, but also gives them a lot of trouble.

Les Soleils des indépendances

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

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