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The Bitter Side of Sweet

The Bitter Side of SweetTwo young boys must escape a life of slavery in modern day Ivory Coast n nFifteen year old Amadou counts the things that matter For two years what has mattered are the number of cacao pods he and his younger brother, Seydou, can chop down in a day This number is very important The higher the number

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Waiting for the Wild Beasts to Vote

Waiting for the Wild Beasts to VoteAhmadou Kourouma s remarkable novel is narrated by Bingo, a West African sora storyteller and king s fool Over the course of five nights he tells the life story of Koyaga, President and Dictator of the Gulf Coast Orphaned at the age of seven, Koyaga grows up to be a terrible hunter he fights my

Les Soleils des indépendances

Les Soleils des indépendancesQuel sera le sort de Fama, authentique prince malink , aux temps de l ind pendance et du parti unique L ancien et le nouveau s affrontent en un duel tout la fois tragique et d risoire tandis que passe l histoire, avec son cort ge de joies et de souffrances n nAu del de la fable politique, Ahmad

Queen Pokou

Queen PokouThis award winning novel, woven into the framework of eighteenth century West Africa, recounts the story of Queen Abraha Pokou s sacrifice of her son to save the Baoule people But it is also much than that Telling and retelling the story, changing key elements each time what if the queen sa

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