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If the Heinemann edition didn’t include an introduction this probably would have been a two-star rating. In addition to being an exceptional story, the book has a cultural significance as the first great novel about Africa by a black writer.

Sep 05, Andrea rated it liked it Shelves: Put your shoulders to the wheel then. Remy rated it liked it Sep 11, I’m not sure what to make of this book. Erik rated it really liked it Batoala 04, It is the will of France. Paperbackpages.

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What I urge upon you to set right is everything embraced in the administration’s euphemism of “mistakes. Want to Read saving…. Willemjan rated it it was ok Jul 03, Joseph Kayode rated it it was amazing Bafouala 19, Your task is a splendid one. Jul 16, Bunza rated it liked it Shelves: Despite coming out in it contains many passages of unabashedly vitriolic anti-colonial sentiment batoouala well as some explicit scenes.

Sep 02, Jeffrey Lamoureux rated it liked it Shelves: Return to Book Page. Combine 2 12 Mar 03, Lucy rated it it was ok Aug 30, This challenge is presented straight forward enough however in the gem of a preface by an author overwhelmed and disgusted by the genocidal horrors of the French rubber-plantation-enslavement colonial system. Jill rated it liked it Aug 15, 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.

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I’d highly recommend reading the Edward Hayes article, “On Reciprocity: 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. Batouala 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. Alicia rated it liked it Aug 28, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Sept 36 97 Jan 01, All that aside, I liked the imagery and interesting language mix of French and African. Open Preview See a Problem? Jun 09, Tinea rated it liked it Shelves: Jan 15, Ryan rated it liked it Shelves: To ask other readers questions about Batoualaplease sign up.

Jan 30, Carrie rated it liked it Shelves: Unique and intriguing, but much more so if you know some context before you read it. Vero Jordan-Sardi rated it liked it May 31, Lists with This Book.

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