The Fortunes of Wangrin Amadou Hampaté Bâ [note special accents on the “e” in Hampate and “a” Ba not correctly reproduced here―see ms.] Translated by. Click on map for a larger display; the map source is the Yale University Library In the novel “L’étrange destin de Wangrin ou les roueries d’un interprète africain”. The Fortunes of Wangrin. Translated by Aina. Pavolini Taylor. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. pp. Cloth. $, ISBN

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Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Ba’s book bridges the chasm between oral and written literature. Undeniably, there are great parts in it. Please see the post for details.

Skip to services menu. It is not amazing, but I enjoyed it a lot.

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The Fortunes of Wangrin by Amadou Hampâté Bâ

Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. A Narrow Fortujes Fortubes Irreparable Loss Home About Help Search. Thank you all for the great discussion! My summation of the key discussion points thus far please correct any inaccurate reductions and clarify any misunderstandings: I write rarely and hastily for this blog, and some expressions are inappropriate, this being one of them.


The Beginning of a Career 5. No trivia or quizzes yet. A best Book full of Life Lesson. Ofrtunes started reading this thread and felt compelled to respond. Your rating has been recorded. Jul 11, oludamini added it Recommends it for: And that was the only piece that made some kind of sense!

Amadou Hampaté Bâ: The Fortunes of Wangrin (1973.)

Pretty Doe of the Markets Few seem to have managed to work it wangrinn their advantage as well as Wangrin not that forrunes gets everything his own way. Biography, Document, Internet resource Document Type: The good and the bad should and can be separated and discussed. The Hausa Geomancer As far as it being important for African studies, I said this only because this is how the book was marketed on the cover.

English View all editions and formats Rating: And Wangrin is certainly an interesting character; the son of a prominent family, he was sent to the colonial school to learn French and worked as an interpreter, which put him in position as the literal and symbolic intermediary between the French colonial administration and the native population, able to play fortunss both sides against each other.

Inhe took a forutnes month leave to visit Tierno Bokar, his spiritual leader. I would let it remain a novel that must be read, but must be read for the above reasons, not for studying Africa or style so I agree with you on the latter. Bara Bouh rated it frotunes liked it Jan 30, Whatever forces, traditional or colonial, that shaped him, he is, above all, a very human rogue. There is really no need to go into an hour-long discussion about every work one sees.


Privacy Notice Accessibility Help. Wangrin touched and improved hundreds of lives in his journey through Elias Khoury’s tunnel between two deaths Gate of the Sun lf John Williams’ Stoner touched no one. Posted on May 8, by aboutwriting 9 Comments. Search by title, author, keyword or ISBN. I read this book a very long time ago, and remember being amused by it, but not impressed.

Wangrin is a rogue and an operator, hustling both the colonial French and his own or. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Dear freestories, thanks a million for your great post. As a fiction writer one does not even try it, as a scientific writer or a journalist one does, but it is nearly impossible.

This wangtin one of the great African novels. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here His ambition for fame and wealth knows no limits, but neither do his abilities.

Even the standards by which someone may gauge quality of craft are socially constructed upon assumptions of intent. Bloomington, IN iuporder indiana. Amadou Hampate Ba was a distinguished Malian poet and scholar of African oral tradition and precolonial history.