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The Suns of Independence

Kourouma, Ahmadou; Translated by Adrian Adams

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ISBN 10: 0841906262 / ISBN 13: 9780841906266
Published by Africana Publishing House, New York, 1981
Used Condition: Good Soft cover
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First American edition, 1981, paperback, octavo, 136pp., not illustrated. Book good with rubbing and mild edgewear to wrap, binding tight, text has some underlining in ink throughout. No DJ. Bookseller Inventory # B35155

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Title: The Suns of Independence

Publisher: Africana Publishing House, New York

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: First American edition.

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Book by Kourouma, Ahmadou

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THE SUNS OF INDEPENDENCE, considered a masterpiece of modern African literature, enables the reader to gain unique insight into African culture and conflicts. Through Fama and Salimata, the husband and wife at the heart of the story, Ahmadou Kourouma conveys the confusion that torments many Africans when a traditional and a later, more materialistic culture collide. The last of the Dumbuya princes who had reigned over the Malinke tribe before the European conquest, Fama seeks a place for himself within the new hierarchy of bureaucrats and border guards. Salimata, haunted by memories of a ritualistic excision and a brutal rape, searches for the means to have a child who will pass on the Dumbuya legacy to future generations. Interwoven with tales and proverbs from the ancient Malinke traditions, this modern novel brilliantly captures the struggles, desires, and dreams of a people in a West African country living through the tumultous days of Independence.

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