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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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.

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The narrative style is original and entertaining.

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Please enter the message. I wondered if there were really eucalyptus forests in Guinea in the 19th century and stumbled over a few other such questions, but overall I enjoyed this novel and would recommend it highly to anyone interested in adventure, in colonial era Africa, or historical fiction. This book goes further b I’m always on the lookout for new fiction from Africa, so when I saw this translation of a Guinean book was available I snapped it up.

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. Vivan Tran rated it liked it Apr 14, Le roi de Kahel – Canada. Monenembo has written this wonderful historical fiction, based on the Sanderval’s trips to Fouta Djallon.

The King of Kahel

The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. This is the reason why he is one of the most prominent postcolonial writers, leading the way for this literature foi become integral part of the world republic of letters, as defined by Pascale Casanova.

That aside, this is an enjoyable if unexceptional literary novel. 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.


They are beautiful, but that immediacy and unalterable fact of their appearance robs the reader xe an opportunity to imagine kauel they might look like.

Le roi de Kahel

Loosely based on the life of Olivier de Sanderval, a man who journeyed to Guinea to build an empire by conquering the hostile region of Fouta Djallon, the book e 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. Cum ar fi putut arata colonizarea Africii daca europenii trimisi acolo ar fi avut un pic de bun simt.

Based on a true storymost of the characters really existedthe dialogues and details have been created by the author who describes the land in a most colorful and appealing way.

Feb 14, Harry Rutherford rated it liked it Shelves: Of course, Realpolitik looks rather different and ruthlessand when push comes to shove and the French finally decide to take matters properly into their hands it’s literally all over in five minutes. I barely needed to think.

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