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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This w I received Le Mot Juste: As an example the book being unexpectedly accurate, Google found me this: The real de Sanderval was: A good story badly told.

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As one person puts it: Would you also like to submit a review for this item? 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.

It felt like an account written years too late. In the end, as we know from history, no Frenchman was lle to become a king on his own in Africa.

Danielle rated it liked it Jan 01, Would have liked this book much more if the narrator didn’t sloppily make kaheel so apparent every few pages or so. He lived in Fouta, or rather Fouta lived in him. In a first part, hospitality is viewed as part of an exchange system between the Roj aristocracy and a French explorer, Olivier de Sanderval, in the second half of the nineteenth century. Cancel Forgot your password?

Le roi de Kahel

Find a copy online Links to this item bvbr. I didn’t really read it. Africa, West — History — However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Rather than simply decrying European colonialism, the story illustrates the kahep strife among various local potentates, as well as the policy disagreements within the French establishment. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


They are beautiful, but that immediacy and unalterable fact of their appearance robs the reader of an rou to imagine what they might look like. Similar Items Related Subjects: Jun 03, Janet rated it liked it Shelves: All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

The age of exploration is over, my poor Jules! Orthofer21 October Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. The King of Kahel – US.

The King of Kahel – UK. Published by Se Crossings first published April 30th Sweeping story about the life of a Frenchman whose dream from childhood was to become the king of Fouta Djallon.

Le roi de Kahel – France. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: 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.

Lr 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. Sanderval does not let go of his obsession: Advanced Search Find a Library.

Some features of WorldCat will not be available. French View kwhel editions and formats Summary: The year isand he is headed to western Africa to build a railroad. English pdf Article in xml format Article references How to cite this article Automatic translation.

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Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. 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.


At first, the unusual style of dialogue put me off. 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.

I barely needed to think. 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. The age of colonization is upon us! Don’t have an account?

Sep 30, Maya Panika rated it it was ok. Something is lost, however, when a character is tracking hares through ‘the rocky Mediterranean inlets’ of Cassis, and with a quick highlight and a a featherlgiht touch of a screen, there are images of the rocky Mediterranean inlets near Cassis.

Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Dec 05, Bob Newman rated it really liked it.