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African Writers Series #0135: Batouala

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

French African prose can be given a beginning with the publication in 1921 of the novel Batouala . . . its sensitive portrayal of African life, with its evocation of the natural environment, could not but make a profound impression upon its African readers and offered a vivid example of what an African novel in French could be.

-Abiola Irele

Synopsis:

French African prose can be given a beginning with the publication in 1921 of the novel Batouala . . . its sensitive portrayal of African life, with its evocation of the natural environment, could not but make a profound impression upon its African readers and offered a vivid example of what an African novel in French could be.

-Abiola Irele

Synopsis:

A tale centering around the African village of Batouala.

About the Author

Rene Maran was the first black writer to win the renowned French literary prize, the Prix Goncourt. He was born in Martinique and spent many years of his early childhood in Africa. After receiving his formal education in France, he joined the French colonial service and spent over twenty years in Black Africa. Batouala was born out of this experience, and was first published in French in 1921. This translation is, however, based upon the franker 1938 edition. He wrote seven other books including Le Livre de la Brousse (1934) and an autobiographical novel Un Homme pareil aux autres. He died in 1960.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780435901356
Author:
Maran, Rene
Publisher:
Heinemann Educational Books
Author:
Maran
Author:
Beck, Barbara
Author:
Mboukou, Alexandre
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Caribbean area
Subject:
Africa -- Fiction
Subject:
Caribbean Area Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General education.
Series:
African Writers Series
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
19880131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
150
Dimensions:
8.51x5.61x.34 in. .43 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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French African prose can be given a beginning with the publication in 1921 of the novel Batouala . . . its sensitive portrayal of African life, with its evocation of the natural environment, could not but make a profound impression upon its African readers and offered a vivid example of what an African novel in French could be.

-Abiola Irele

"Synopsis" by , A tale centering around the African village of Batouala.
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