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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The King of Kahel

Feb 25, Devin rated it it was ok. This word, if I were willing, in this sweltering heat, to move away from my spot in front of the fan to get up and look for the aforementioned book, would make a fitting description in this review for precisely what happened to the kingdom of Fouta Djallon and her princes and almami -spiritual ledger and ruler of the entire kingdom- but also what ultimately happens to Aime Olivier Viscount de Sanderval in his doomed pursuit of the Kingdom of Kahel.

Published by Amazon Crossings first published April 30th There are no discussion topics on this book yet. For the English-speaking world his significance was more for being one of the African authors invited to Rwanda after the Tutsi-Hutu massacre to “write genocide into memory.

Sanderval was a prodigiously talented and wealthy man of his time, whose childhood romance with tales of exploration were the catalyst for his adult ambitions to carve a slice out of the African pie for himself and to a lesser extent, France. Africa, West — History — Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private.

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This book goes further back in history to deliver a fictionalized version of the exploits of 19th-century French adventurer Olivier de Sanderval, whose personal ambitions were at least partly to blame for France’s colonization of what is modern-day Guinea. A good story badly told. WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. He believed that he could win over the Kingdom Fouta Kanel Central Guinea by enlightenment, not by fighting, and he was convinced if he could become one of the Fulas, they would make him a King.


This “textual hospitality”, through the quotation of several sources and the description of some notions, including pulaakuis a way to become accepted in the Parisian oe system. Kipling’s “The Man Who Would Be King” does come to mind, but more impressive is the true story of the white rajahs of Sarawak, a British family dynasty that ruled a large patch on Borneo’s north coast for over a century. Who was Samori Toure?

Le roi de Kahel : Roman

But as I read, I got used to it, and felt that probably the translator had preserved what was unique in kagel most interesting book.

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Please enter the message. Jahel these tales are told, it is always from the European point of view. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.

Sep 23, Karen rated it really liked it Shelves: The King of Kahel – US. 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.

I thought to turn it off, but once I started accessing the Wikipedia entries at my fingertips I couldn’t stop. Lamin rated it really liked it Mar 15, Your request to send this item has been completed.

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. Sweeping story about the life of a Frenchman whose dream from childhood was to become the king of Fouta Djallon.

Danielle rated it liked it Jan 01, He lived in Fouta, or rather Fouta lived in him. Beginning with his education and temperament, everything had prepared him to live for the passions of his time – ideas, science, and the great expeditions. User tags User lists Similar Items. Read for my Postcolonialism class.


Monenembo has written this wonderful historical fiction, based on the Sanderval’s trips to Fouta Djallon. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items.

Rather than simply xe European colonialism, the story illustrates the internal strife among various local potentates, as well as the policy disagreements within the French establishment. You already recently rated this item. So, even though the author handles the colonial material with a more judicious touch than most, I kept wishing I was reading a good biographical profile of Sanderval instead.

Le roi de Kahel – France. Le roi de Kahel – Canada. Your rating has been recorded. Kahe 04, Tucker rated it really liked it.

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Feb 14, Harry Rutherford rated it liked it Shelves: Worth a look if you’ve an interest in African fiction or European colonialism, but probably not a book that will interest the general reader. TKOK is a starts off as a wonderful romantic adventure and was an enjoyable read, though not a replacement or a peer of Things Fall Apart.

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Jul 05, K’s Bognoter rated it liked it Shelves: Lists with This Book. History Novels texts Named Person: His ideas, on the other hand, don’t advance that far — in large rli because the French have their own plans, and he does not figure very well into those: Thanks kaheel telling us about the problem.

He develops a great affinity for Africa while never shedding the imperialist culture he comes from.