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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The E-mail Address es field is required. WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. De sandervals approach to colonization is one of friendship, and while the French government ignores his exploits, he is steadily building up the political loyalties and friendships that he needs to install himself as king of the provence of Kahel and get the treaties that he needs to build a railroad from the coast to the jungle.

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French View all editions and formats. Please verify that you are not a robot. I grew weary of all the political intrigue and the unforgivable perspective of a colonist and would-be monarchist.

The King of Kahel

Jun 03, Janet rated l liked it Shelves: While it takes him a dw to get things rolling he’s forty by the time: That aside, this is an enjoyable if unexceptional literary novel. Couldn’t get into it. The book reads to me like a playful re-imagining of history, so I assumed it was only based lightly on the historical Sanderval.

Nov 15, Tony rated it liked it Shelves: This is where History has a chance to khael fresh. Cancel Forgot your password? Your list has reached the maximum number of dd. Paperbackpages. His most noted book is said to be Pelourinho, which was set in Brazil. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole.


Rather than simply decrying European colonialism, the story illustrates the internal strife among various local potentates, as well as the policy disagreements within the French establishment.

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Very tongue-in-cheek view of franco-colonialsim. 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 exposes how Sanderval braves all dangers to build a railway that will kaheel modern civilization to Africa. I didn’t really read it. He sweet talks the Fula ledge dears, making them his friends and partners in crime. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items akhel a new or existing list; or delete some items.

It felt like an account written years too late. TKOK is a starts off as a wonderful romantic adventure ed was an enjoyable read, though not a replacement or a peer of Things Fall Apart. Far too much of the book reads like a thinly fictionalized rendering of a travelogue, in which various trials and tribulations are chronicled in a manner which becomes slightly tedious.

In Sanderval’s attempts rou lock in trading rights, right of way for a railroad, and a land-grant for his own personal fiefdom, he encounters all manner of cunning and shifty characters, both French and Fula.

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Refresh and try again. Cum ar fi putut arata colonizarea Africii daca europenii trimisi acolo ar fi avut un pic de bun simt. 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 the nineteenth century. Aime Sanderval Olivier de Sanderval dreamed of going to Africa to find land that had never been seen by a white man before, so that he could set about improving the Negroes, and creating a new Versailles for France.


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Le roi de Kahel

You already recently rated this item. Aside from my interest in world literature, my grandparents lived in Conakry fromso the country holds a particular interest dw me.

Oct 19, Jean rated it really liked it. Beginning with his education and temperament, everything had prepared him to live for the passions of his time – ideas, science, and the great expeditions. Cited by Google Similars in Google.

Finding libraries that hold this item Please enter recipient e-mail address es. Once he finds success, the french government begins to show Interest in his conquests, and just as Sanderval has carved out lahel 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. When these tales are told, it is always from the European point of v Fearless Frenchman Founds Forest Fief We have a number of colonial tales of white men who strove to carve out kingdoms among peoples in odd corners of the world that had not yet been much influenced by the West.

As it turns out, the locals have a pretty good handle on a lot of things — especially dealing with foreigners, whom they manage to keep at bay quite effectively — and when Sanderval makes his foray into their territory it’s as much happenstance, kaahel, and luck that allow him to advance as far as he does.

He develops a great affinity for Africa while never shedding the imperialist culture he comes from.