Shelves: around-the-world-in , french-translations , vicky-s-favorites , jungle-desert-sea The Devil and a Kingdom: Friendships of Oil and Water Four Princes, Three Armies, Two Plans, and One Lone Wolf The King of Kahel is a complex piece of historical fiction that will transport you to the mysterious region of Fouta Djallon in the heart of West Africa, as it was before colonialization. Fouta was a federation. Ultimate power resided in Timbo, but Fogoumba, the mystical religious capital, crowned the almami, voted on legislation, and declared war. Timbo was a second tribe holding great power in Fouta. Needless to say, this federation resulted in quite a bit of artful political wrangling and subtlety. But, just at the point where it tottered on the brink of a power struggle between the sons and nephews of the reigning kings, France launched a bid for hegemony, with England not far at their heels.

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Shakalar Nov 04, Tucker rated it really liked it. Monenembo has written this wonderful historical fic Aime Sanderval Olivier de Ve 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. The narrative style is original and entertaining. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Le roi de Kahel Le roi de Kahel — Canada.

But Sanderval is no run-of-the-mill colonizer, and certainly no flag-planting nationalist: Le roi de Kahel — France. The age of exploration is over, my poor Jules! The novel as a form does not have a long history in Africa, and as a result, much of the African fiction available in the West focuses on the struggle for independence and the legacy of colonialism.

They are beautiful, but that immediacy and unalterable fact of their appearance robs the reader of an opportunity to imagine what they might look like. Fiction, Internet resource Document Type: Danielle rated it liked it Jan 01, Sanderval was born into a wealthy French family, and from early childhood had dreams and visions of Africa: Very tongue-in-cheek view of franco-colonialsim. In the end, as we know from history, no Frenchman was able to become a king on his own in Africa.

Advanced Search Find a Library. Which is sort of amazing, actually. This word, if I were willing, in this sweltering heat, to move away from my spot in front of the fan to get up and look for the aforementioned book, would make a fitting description in this review for precisely what happened to the kingdom of Fouta Djallon and her princes and almami -spiritual ledger and ruler of the entire kingdom- but also what ultimately happens to Aime Olivier Viscount de Sanderval in his doomed pursuit of the Kingdom of Kahel.

I barely needed to think. A good story badly told. Would you also like to submit a review for this item? Le roi de Kahel : Roman What is a kepi? This is where History has a chance to start fresh. In The King of KahelAime dreams of a kingdom of his own in Africa, and in his 42 year, heads kahsl Africa to conquer one.

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