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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This was more than a bond, it was fusion; more than a connection, a mystical communion! I do note and remind readers that my interest in and tolerance for all historical i. His dream of Afircan riches get closer and closer, as he manipulates the warring princes Into giving him land and title. Nov 15, Tony rated it liked it Shelves: Monenembo has written this wonderful historical fiction, based on the Sanderval’s trips to Fouta Djallon.

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.

His ideas, on the other hand, don’t advance that far — in large part because the French have their own plans, and he does not figure very well into those: 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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items.


Very tongue-in-cheek view of franco-colonialsim. Published by Amazon Crossings khael published April 30th He had been molded with the mind of a pioneer in the century of pioneers.

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The King of Kahel by Tierno Monénembo

Aside from my interest in world literature, my grandparents lived in Conakry fromso the country holds a particular interest for me. Despite the occasionally poor writing, enjoyed the story.

Ahmed Dokhan rated it really liked it Jan 30, Only by becoming more African is he able to survive. Danielle rated it liked it Jan 01, This w I received Le Mot Juste: At first, the unusual style of dialogue put me off.

In The King of KahelAime dreams of a kingdom of his own in Africa, and in his 42 year, heads to Africa to conquer one. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. You may send this item to up to five recipients. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Want to Read saving….

kahwl Feb 25, Devin rated it it was ok. Please enter your name. View most popular tags as: He sweet talks the Fula ledge dears, making them his friends and partners in crime. The novel as a form does not have a long history in Africa, and as a result, much of the African fiction available in the West focuses on the struggle for independence and the legacy of colonialism. Find a copy online Links to this item bvbr. The age of exploration is over, my poor Jules!


As it turns out, the locals have a pretty good handle on a lot of things — especially dealing with foreigners, whom they manage to keep at bay quite effectively — and when Sanderval makes his foray into their territory it’s as much happenstance, charm, and luck that allow him to advance as far as he does.

James rated it it was amazing Jun 01, Drabauer rated it it was amazing Jun 07, He believed that he could win over the Kingdom Fouta Djallon Central Guinea by enlightenment, not by fighting, and he was convinced if he could become one of the Fulas, they would make kqhel a King. Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. No trivia or quizzes yet.

The King of Kahel

The book does a decent job of illustrating the complexities of Europe’s colonization of sub-Saharan Africa. Once he finds success, the french kahek begins to show Interest in his conquests, and just as Sanderval has carved out a little kingdom – a trading post here, a railway concession there, so the French begin to take sandervals land- here a military garrison, there a colonial governors mansion.

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 rok. Linked Data More info about Linked Data. Read for my Postcolonialism class. His most noted book is said to be Pelourinho, which was set in Brazil.