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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Les Soleils des indépendances by Ahmadou Kourouma

Small human triumphs are sprinkled throughout, and though it is vibrant it is also a very bleak world he describes. Jenny rated it it was ok Feb 05, Good read, good reflection on Africa, then and now.

What I 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. Read more Read less. Please can i have the novel in PDF format? Ultimately, this book is about the end of an age.

Fama, the “sole remaining legitimate descendant” of the Dumbuyas, returns to his native lands to assume his position. The individual scenes are all quite strong, as Kourouma tells a variety of tales and describes the conditions for the people. Fama arrives in his native Togobala, a place of “seething passivity”, the people worn out by the turmoil of the post-independence adjustments.

She certainly suffers for it. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? People still show respect for who he is, and yet he is obviously part of a world that has largely been lost. A fine novel about the clash of cultures in modern Africa, done without romanticizing past or present, and using some striking and very human characters.


Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. This was an interesting look at one man’s experience with traditional vs modern life and the transition to independence.

In a world turned upside-down, Fama had inherited an honour without the means to uphold it, like a headless snake.

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Kourouma sees it well, it is all too obvious, so he happily keeps it there, obvious but in the background, and keeps his focus on the significance of his characters small lives: No trivia or quizzes yet.

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. I found the second part a little incomplete or cut short, it is rather anti-climatic.

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.

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. A Malinke like author KouroumaFama inherits the position of leader of this once great territory. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Les lecteurs qui aiment les protagonistes comestibles. Raised by his uncle, he initially pursued studies in Bamako, Mali.

Zeinab Cama rated it it was amazing Dec 13, Maybe because this is satirical, it is harder to connect with the characters. Share your thoughts with other customers. I did’nt have time to fully read all four books. Learn more about Amazon Prime. 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. Thanks for telling us about the problem. But they cut him short.


It is a little regrettable that we do not have more parts following Soulimata after the first few, but Kourouma has more than just his characters’ story to tell.

Sabrina rated it liked it Sep 27, Solrils on the title of this book, I expected a triumphal story of an African country becoming independent of colonial rule.

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. Open Preview See a Indpendaances The Suns of Independence by Ahmadou Kourouma. He tries to focus only on his duty, on what he knows must be done, but he largely fails here too.

This makes their endeavors hilarious at times, but also gives them a lot of trouble. I can’t give my opinion on the quality of the writing because it was translated into brazilian portuguese. C’est kouroumaa histoire de la colonisation, l’independance, et les effects imprevisible de ses transitions. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Amad rated it it was amazing Nov 20,