The Fortunes of Wangrin Amadou Hampaté Bâ [note special accents on the “e” in Hampate and “a” Ba not correctly reproduced here―see ms.] Translated by. Click on map for a larger display; the map source is the Yale University Library In the novel “L’étrange destin de Wangrin ou les roueries d’un interprète africain”. The Fortunes of Wangrin. Translated by Aina. Pavolini Taylor. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. pp. Cloth. $, ISBN
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Klein, University of Toronto “The Fortunes of Wangrin is not only a wonderful novel by one of Africa’s most renowned intellectuals, it is also literally filled with information about French colonization and its impact on traditional African societies, African resistance and collaboration to colonization, the impact of French education in Africa, and a host of other subjects of interest.
Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. Even the standards by which someone may gauge quality of craft are socially constructed upon assumptions of intent. He is funny, outrageous, corrupt, traditional, sangrin memorable. Like wangrij with intrigue, romance and an unexpected turn of events. I think this is perhaps the best African novel on colonialism and it draws very richly on various modes of oral literature.
The name field is required. One of Ba’s finest works, a fun read too. Wangrin was not Nigerian and the experiences provided in the book depicts colonial life in French West Africa during the period of colonization. Pretty Doe of the Markets Affiliate Program Join our affiliate program and earn commissions by linking to our titles on your site!
The fortunes of Wangrin
This is why over the decades the relationship between the colonialists and the colonized was an increasingly complex one, a love-hate condition that was marked by lack of understanding and insufficient communication. Un guascone divertente e avido, generoso quando serve, ma in pace con il modo, acerrimo nemico di chi osa mettergli i bastoni fra le ruote, ma anche infantile nei desideri fino all’arroganza, manipolatore legato alle tradizioni e a ogni religione sottomano.
Search by title, author, keyword or ISBN. Privacy Notice Accessibility Help. Linked Data More info about Linked Data. I think writing comes from a place of procedural ownership; a translation of the alien to the deeply personal and then the publicly expressed.
Anonymous May 15, at 6: And that kf not my main concern. The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. The stories about Wangrin are drawn from oral sources, but in the hands of this gifted writer these materials become transformed through the power of artistic imagination and license. Klein, University of Toronto. English View all editions and formats. There are a lot of novels and memoirs about the culture clash of colonialism and indigeno Wangrin not his real name was an intelligent, French educated opportunist working within the colonial administration of French West Africa.
Wangrin touched and improved hundreds of lives in his journey through Elias Khoury’s tunnel between two And this is what happens when a person is aggressive in the face of Destiny: I sangrin like to give this book 4. It is a wagrin introduction to colonial wangirn as experienced by Africans, and in particular, to the rule of African middlemen.
Writing is not much different, I think.
The Fortunes of Wangrin
Wangrin touched and improved hundreds of lives in his journey through Elias Khoury’s tunnel between two deaths Gate of the Sun while John Williams’ Stoner touched no one. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. If you are able to estimate the quality of the script, of the acting, of the directing, staging, music, etc. Some features of WorldCat will not be available. This is by far one of the best books I have ever read, and I think you will enjoy it too.
A lively work, enriched by interpolated poems and other folk materials.
I read this book a very long time ago, and remember being amused by it, but not impressed. SAZ May 15, at And that was the only piece that made some kind of sense! The stories about Wangrin are drawn from oral sources, but in the hands of this gifted writer these materials become transformed through the power of artistic imagination and license. This is one of the great African novels.
You write really well. There are a lot of novels and memoirs about the culture clash of colonialism and indigenous tradition. My summation of the key discussion points thus far please correct any inaccurate reductions and clarify any misunderstandings:.
This was such a surprising delight. For example, we can write a document on something that is completely foreign to us by recording what other people tell us. Preview this item Preview this item. Return to Book Page. The fortunes of Wangrin Author: Amadou Hampate Ba was a distinguished Malian poet and scholar of African oral tradition and precolonial history. Please see the post wantrin details.
The above is what I gathered from the book, and the book only, I wish to make no pretense at knowing anything about Africa or colonialism.
Such a man was Wangrin. Of course one can be objective, the only question is if one has sufficient knowledge and experience to evaluate the work at hand. It has the qualities of a good storyteller telling the story of their own life: