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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How to cite this article. Beginning with his education and temperament, everything had prepared him to live for the passions of his time – ideas, science, and the great expeditions.

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Read for my Postcolonialism class. This w I received Le Mot Juste: This is where History has a chance to start fresh. Far too much of the xe reads like a thinly fictionalized rendering of a travelogue, in which various trials and tribulations are chronicled in a manner which becomes slightly tedious. A Dictionary of Classical and Foreign Words and Phrases for my tenth birthday, and though I am unable to locate it in the stacks at the moment, though I suspect that it is somewhere in iahel second rii third row of books on the shelf in the foyer i distinctly remember an entry for a word in Javanese or Zulu?

Vivan Tran rated it liked it Apr 14, 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.

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. 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.

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Jul 24, Nancy added it. Sweeping story about the life of a Frenchman whose dream from childhood was to become the king of Fouta Djallon.

The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Tierno Monenembo has written a romance of this brave and idiosyncratic man, whose religious, scientific and cultural theories made him both an object of interest and scorn in French society. Loosely based on the life of Olivier de Sanderval, a man who journeyed to Guinea to build an empire by conquering the hostile el of Fouta Djallon, the book exposes how Sanderval braves all dangers to build a railway that will bring modern civilization to Africa.


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Oct 02, Veterini rated it it was ok Shelves: 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.

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.

He can’t trust the emissaries of France who refuse to recognize that he has any rights in Fouta Djallon and he is caught in the endless intrigues of the Fula almami and ruling circles also.

Preview this item Preview this item. Mar 31, Willa Johnson added it Shelves: French View all editions and formats. Jul 05, K’s Bognoter rated it liked it Shelves: He was also a prolific writer who extensively documented his travels, and the author of this novel also had access to private family archives in gathering material for the book. Your request to send this item has been completed.

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. Return to Book Page.

However, it never really manages to engage as storytelling. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. I haven’t given up on the dead trees yet. 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.


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.

He had been molded with the mind of a pioneer in the century of pioneers. Find a copy online Links to this item bvbr. Trying to toi all your book preview and review needs. At first, the unusual style of dialogue put me off.

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Oct 19, Jean rated it really liked it. I wondered if there were really eucalyptus forests in Guinea in the 19th century and stumbled over a few other such questions, but kaehl I enjoyed this novel and would recommend it highly to anyone interested in adventure, in colonial era Africa, or historical fiction.

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While it lw him a while to get things rolling he’s forty by the time: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. Once he finds success, the french government 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. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study.

Refresh and try again. The King of Kahel – Canada. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The complete lf ‘s Review:. 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 jahel nineteenth century.

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