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Waiting for the wild beasts to vote

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Published by Heinemann in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Africa -- History -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAhmadou Kourouma
    GenreFiction
    The Physical Object
    Pagination445 p. ;
    Number of Pages445
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15387031M
    ISBN 100434008141

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Waiting for the Wild Beasts to Vote is the life story of President Koyaga, the dictator of the (fictional) République du Golfe, as told to him by his court storyteller Bingo. Bingo is in some ways the ultimate unreliable narrator, portraying Koyaga as a heroic, semi-mythical figure protected by powerful magic, but he is accompanied by an /5(24).

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Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ $ Cited by: 7. The story of Koyaga, dictator and president of the Gulf Coast, an imaginary former French African colony, is told by Bingo, his sora, part storyteller, part court fool.

Bingo tells of Koyaga's father, born in an obscure and backward mountain tribe, which he leaves for success as a wrestler, and heroic exploits on the Somme as a French fusilier only to die of hunger in a French colonial 4/5(2).

Note: Originally En attendant le vote des bêtes sauvages, Waiting for the Wild Beasts to Vote has also been published as Waiting for the Vote of the Wild Animals. October External links: buy from or - review and links at the Complete Review - share this review on Facebook or Twitter Related reviews: Ahmadou Kourouma - Allah is Not Obliged.

Get this from a library. Waiting for the wild beasts to vote. [Ahmadou Kourouma] -- Waiting for the Vote of the Wild Animals, introduces English-language audiences to Kourouma's irreverent view of the machinations of the African dictators who played the West against the East during.

Waiting for the Wild Beasts to Vote. mslynde Uncategorized Decem 1 Minute. Book 80 Côte d’Ivoire I sat down and finished reading this after Christmas Dinner today. With a happily bloated belly, I sat in my chair and skimmed though the last pages.

The book tells the story of the fictitious dictator Koyaga in a fictitious. Waiting for the wild beasts to vote. [Ahmadou Kourouma] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a> ; \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n bgn.

Waiting for the Wild Beasts to Vote by Ahmadou Kourouma translated by Frank Wynne pp, Heinemann, £ Throughout the free world, hands are being wrung over the misdeeds of unelected : Phil Daoust. Waiting for the Vote of the Wild Animals is a panoramic look at post-independence western Africa and the dictators that have caused so much harm and grief.

Kourouma's book veers between wild fantasy and harshest reality. The presentation of the story (or stories) is impressive -- vivid, humorous, gripping.

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Author(s): Orphaned at the age of seven, Koyaga grows up to be a terrible hunter; he fights mythical beasts, and is a shape-shifter, capable of changing himself into beasts and birds. He fights in the French colonial armies, in Vietnam and Algeria, but on his return he mounts a coup and becomes ruler and.

Waiting for the Wild Beasts to Vote Ahmadou Kourouma’s remarkable novel is narrated by Bingo, a West African sora – storyteller and king’s fool.

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Waiting For The Wild Beasts To Vote. Author: Ahmadou Kourouma ISBN: Genre: Fiction. Waiting for the Wild Beasts to Vote by Ahmadou Kourouma This is not an easy read but I believe this is because the book captures modern Africa, and so is chockful of traditions and magic about which I knew nothing but which came alive as I read.

A magical, blackly funny tapestry of a book, which, through the rise and fall of its central character, the dictator of a small imaginary former French African colony, tells the story, bitter, painful and beautiful, of modern Africa.

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Everyday low prices on /5(8). Overall, Waiting for the Wild Beasts to Vote is an impressive work on a weighty topic, one that somehow manages to capture the importance of its subject matter while treating it all with enjoyable dark humour.

However, there’s one nagging question that seems to go unanswered, namely, just what the whole affair is actually for. Book Review: Waiting for the Wild Beasts to Vote by Ahmadou Kourouma The sora Bingo, storyteller and singer, assisted by his responder Tiecoura, fool and initiate in the cathartic phase, narrates to the dictator Koyaga the donsomana of his life.

The sarcasm and irony in this book is irresistible. The lessons of the dictators are appalling, yet you can see their effects in post-colonial Africa even today. The history and culture of the Paleo people has much to recommend it, and it is a shame to see it being thrown away in favor of French-ness.

Part magic, part history, part savage satire, Waiting for the Wild Beasts to Vote is nothing less than a history of post-colonial Africa itself. Fiction Literature. Publication Details Publisher: Random House Imprint: Vintage Digital Publication Date: Format.

Waiting for the Wild Beasts to Vote is the life story of President Koyaga, the dictator of the (fictional) République du Golfe, as told to him by his court storyteller Bingo.

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Inhe published En attendant le vote des bêtes sauvages (translated as Waiting for the Wild Beasts to Vote), a satire of postcolonial Africa in the style of Voltaire in which a griot recounts the story of a tribal hunter's transformation into a dictator, inspired by Born: 24 NovemberBoundiali.

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Waiting for the Wild Beasts to Vote by Ahmadou Kourouma translated by Frank Wynne pp, Heinemann, £ Throughout the free world, hands are being wrung over the misdeeds of unelected dictators.

Waiting for the Wild Beasts to Vote read like the famous epic poem, with countless, borderline repetitive recounts of families and histories. Each chapter opened and closed somewhat like an epic as well – with invocations to a muse (sort of).

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President and Dictator of the Gulf Coast. Orphaned at the age of seven, Ko Waiting for the Vote of the Wild Animals. Apr   InKourouma published En attendant le vote des bêtes sauvages, (translated as Waiting for the Wild Beasts to Vote).

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I’m hoping that its troubling social. In it—as in the books and plays that followed, including the play Tougnantigui; ou, le diseur de vérité (“Tougnantigui; or, The Truth Teller”), the novel En attendant le vote des bêtes sauvages (; Waiting for the Wild Beasts to Vote), and Allah n’est pas obligé (; Allah Is Not Obliged)—Kourouma satirized African politics.

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