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Batouala

Portrayal of African life with its evocation of the natural environment could not but make a profound impressio. Admired both by Hemingway and early African nationalists Batouala was the first novel by a writer of African descent to win France s highest literary prize Despite coming out in 1921 it contains many passages of unabashedly vitriolic anti colonial sentiment as well as some explicit scenes Uniue and intriguing but much so if you know some context before you read it

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French African prose can be given a beginning with the publication in 1921 of the novel Batouala its sensitive. I m not sure what to make of this book None of the characters were consistently sympathetic and overall it seemed so pedantic in tone But I can see for the time it was written it was startling in it s open portrayal of anti colonialism among Africans And there are moments when the characters thought processes are amazingly clear taking me inside someone else s thoughts and fears

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N upon its African readers and offered a vivid example of what an African novel in French could be Abiola Irele. We are only taxable flesh We are only beasts of burden Beasts Not even that Dogs They feed them and they care for their horses Us We are for them less than those animals we are lower than the lowest They are slowly crushing us

  • Paperback
  • 156
  • Batouala
  • René Maran
  • English
  • 07 October 2018
  • 9780435901356

10 thoughts on “Batouala

  1. says:

    I'd highly recommend reading the Edward Hayes article On Reciprocity René Maran and Alain Locke it's in the book The Practice of Diaspora alongside this text Much of the historical context and significance is lost and so it seems to at first be a rather insignificant text In fact that this text won the Prix Goncourt and

  2. says:

    Many most? people are well aware of the masterpiece Remembrance of Things Past by Proust the winner of the 1921 Prix Goncourt yet many of those same people are unaware of Batouala the 1922 winner I only learned of this book a few months ago It is an exceptional book capturing life in 1920's colonial Africa from the perspective of Batouala an African Chief In addition to being an exceptional story the book has a cultur

  3. says:

    I'm not sure what to make of this book None of the characters were consistently sympathetic and overall it seemed so pedantic in tone But I can see for the time it was written it was startling in it's open portrayal of anti colonialism among Africans And there are moments when the characters' thought processes are amazingly clear taking me inside someone else's thoughts and fears

  4. says:

    I can tell from reading this novel it’s importance for the African revolutions of the mid 20th century It’s depiction of African life is detailed in a way that brings the male characters and their surroundings to life It breathes a certain humanity into Batouala and his tribe’s and the others around them lifestyle a

  5. says:

    Free ebook version available at Open LibraryBatouala could really benefit from an academic introduction to situate it within the time period and explain who the author was and how his writing challenged the contemporary colonial imagination of the lives of African peoples Though Maran was a Black man from the French colony of Martiniue the story remains an outsider observer's narration of the internal cultural daily life inner tho

  6. says:

    Admired both by Hemingway and early African nationalists Batouala was the first novel by a writer of African descent to win France's highest literary prize Despite coming out in 1921 it contains many passages of unabashedly vitriolic anti colonial sentiment as well as some explicit scenes Uniue and intriguing but much so if you know some context before you read it

  7. says:

    We are only taxable flesh We are only beasts of burden Beasts? Not even that Dogs? They feed them and they care for their horses Us? We are for them less than those animals; we are lower than the lowest They are slowly crushing us

  8. says:

    I read this in French for my graduate class and had to try to analyze it in terms of being the first novel of the Negritude Movement All that aside I liked the imagery and interesting language mix of French and African

  9. says:

    Very touching story

  10. says:

    when you have read it you have seen Batouala and that makes it a great novel Ernest Hemingway

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