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! In a first part, hospitality is viewed as part of an exchange system between the Pullo aristocracy and a French explorer, Olivier de Sanderval, in the second half of the nineteenth century.

Vivid depiction of the intersection of cultures leading to war. The year isand he is headed to western Africa to build a railroad.

Linked Data More info about Linked Data. Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. That aside, this is an enjoyable if unexceptional literary novel.

The Africans continually outwit him, punish him, betray him, and try to bump him off for good.

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Jul 05, K’s Bognoter rated it liked it Shelves: Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. I ascribed it to bad translation. kahl

Patricia Osgood rated it liked it Sep 02, Cancel Forgot your password? At first, the unusual style of dialogue put me off.

But Sanderval is no run-of-the-mill colonizer, and certainly no flag-planting nationalist: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A Muslim stronghold, it had not been colonized yet by that time — but, as Sanderval notes: I grew weary of all the political intrigue and the unforgivable perspective of a colonist and would-be monarchist.


Lists with This Book. Jan 22, Claire Vo rated it it was ok. Jun 03, Janet rated it liked it Shelves: Sep 23, Karen rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. I haven’t given up on the dead trees yet. How to cite this article.

The book reads to me like a playful re-imagining of history, so I assumed it was only based lightly on the historical Sanderval. I barely needed to think. Please enter your name. Sweeping story about the life of a Frenchman whose dream from childhood was to become the king of Fouta Djallon. 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.

I’m a third of the way through this book and I choose to walk away; wish it had engaged me, I’d like to read more African fiction: 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. His dream of Afircan riches get closer and closer, as he manipulates the warring princes Into giving him land and title. Read for my Postcolonialism class.


It is rather satirical in nature, and I found the attitudes to be humorous. However, it never really manages to engage as storytelling. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. An aside, TKOK was the first complete novel that I read entirely in e-book form, and I must say, the experience is vastly different from reading a book printed on paper.

Only by becoming more African is he able to survive. He develops a great affinity for Africa while never shedding the imperialist culture he comes from. 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. Trivia About The King of Kahel.

I just couldn’t get into it. The story is an interesting one, but the style constantly gets in the way of its telling. Jul 24, Nancy added it. No trivia or quizzes yet. Africa, West — History — Advanced Search Find a Library. In the end, as we know from history, no Frenchman was able to become a king on his own in Africa. We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure.

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