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Kourouma, Ahmadou

Overview
Works: 177 works in 595 publications in 19 languages and 8,430 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Poetry  War stories  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Other, Creator
Classifications: PQ3989.2.K58, 843
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Les soleils des indépendances : roman by Ahmadou Kourouma( Book )

94 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "Suns of Independence" considered a masterpiece of modern African literature, enables the reader to gain unique insight into African culture and conflicts. Through Fama and Salimata, the husband and wife at the heart of the story, Kourouma conveys the confusion that torments many Africans when a traditional and a later, more materialistic culture collide. The last of the Dumbuya princes who had reigned over the Malinke tribe before the European conquest, Fama seeks a place for himself within the new hierarchy of bureaucrats and border guards. Salimata, haunted by memories of a ritualistic excision and a brutal rape, searches for the means to have a child who will pass on the Dumbuya legacy to future generations. Interwoven with tales and proverbs from the ancient Malinke traditions, this modern novel brilliantly captures the struggles, desires, and dreams of a people in a West African country living through the tumultuous days of Independence. -- Publisher description
Waiting for the vote of the wild animals by Ahmadou Kourouma( Book )

63 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an interview Kourmouma noted the Togolese assumption that if the people did not turn out to vote for Eyadema in the democratic elections following the cold war, the wild animals would come out of the forest to vote for him. The novel ends with an apocalyptic stampede, although the animals are probably fleeing a bush conflagration rather than running to the polls."--Jacket
Monnew : a novel by Ahmadou Kourouma( Book )

53 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragic story of Djigui Keita, a fictional king of Soba, who is overwhelmed by the French colonial forces
Allah n'est pas obligé : roman by Ahmadou Kourouma( Book )

74 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birahima, le narrateur de ce roman, a une douzaine d'années et il retrace son itinéraire d'enfant-soldat de l'Afrique contemporaine, entre le Liberia et la Sierra Leone. Orphelin, jeté sur les routes en compagnie d'un marabout mi-philosophe mi-escroc, Birahima se fait enrôler dans une bande de pillards. Kalachnikov en bandoulière, pour gagner sa solde, il va bientôt participer aux pires exactions : " De camp retranché en ville investie, /.../ j'ai tué pas mal de gens. /.../ beaucoup de mes copains enfants-soldats sont morts. Mais Allah n'est pas obligé d'être juste avec toutes les choses qu'il a créées ici-bas. "
Allah is not obliged by Ahmadou Kourouma( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When ten-year-old Birahima's mother dies, he leaves his native village in the Ivory Coast, accompanied by the sorcerer and cook Yacouba, to search hor his aunt Mahan. Crossing the border into Liberia, they are seized by rebels and forced into military service. Birahima is given a Kalashnikov, minimal rations of food, a small supply of dope, and a tiny wage. Fighting in a chaotic civil war alongside many other boys, Birahima sees death, torture, dismemberment, and madness but somehow manages to retain his own sanity
Quand on refuse on dit non : roman by Ahmadou Kourouma( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in French and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Dioulas, venus du Nord, se sont emparés de Daloa, à majorité bété. Mais les Bété, partisans du président Gbagbo, reprennent la ville et multiplient les charniers. C'est la guerre tribale qui recommence. Ibrahima serait fusillé si des femmes ne l'avaient pas caché sous un lit. C'est là qu'il rencontre Fanta, elle lui demande de l'accompagner et de la protéger jusqu'à Bouké, en zone rebelle
L'écrivain francophone à la croisée des langues : entretiens by Lise Gauvin( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A partir d'entretiens menés avec onze écrivains de langue française (dont Antonine Maillet, Rachid Mimouni, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Cheikh Hamidou Kane) l'auteur se propose d'identifier, en autant de parcours singuliers, le type de rapports que chacun a développé avec la ou les langues qu'il a dû traverser. Se révèle ainsi un nouvel aspect de l'imaginaire francophone
Le diseur de vérité : pièce en 4 actes by Ahmadou Kourouma( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in French and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yacouba, chasseur africain by Ahmadou Kourouma( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in French and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pourquoi Mamie Aïssata est-elle formellement opposée aux rites d'initiation ? Mathieu vient de débarquer à Abidjan, en Côte-d'Ivoire. Ses cousins doivent être initiés au bois sacré, dans le nord du pays. Mais on dit que l'initiation fait encourir des dangers mortels à ceux qui les subissent.Mamie Aïssata arrivera-t-elle à empêcher Yacouba, chasseur et prêtre traditionnel, de ravir sa fille pour l'exposer à ces épreuves initiatiques ? Un voyage au cœur des traditions ancestrales de l'Afrique noire
A la bu shi yi ding yao by Ku Hu Ma( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les soleils des indépendances ; Monnè, outrages et défis ; En attendant le vote des bêtes sauvages ... by Ahmadou Kourouma( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deng dai ye shou tou piao by Ku Hu Ma( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il cacciatore : eroe africano by Ahmadou Kourouma( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Italian and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The suns of independence by Ahmadou Kourouma( )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il griot : uomo della parola by Ahmadou Kourouma( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paroles de griots( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recueil de légendes, d'extraits de chansons ou de paroles de Youssou N'Dour, Salif Keita, Amadou Hampaté Bâ ... Une anthologie de textes africains pour aller à la rencontre des griots, ces maîtres de la parole en Afrique de l'Ouest
Il principe : sovrano attivo by Ahmadou Kourouma( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Italian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alahu ni treba by Ahmadou Kourouma( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Slovenian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il fabbro : uomo del sapere by Ahmadou Kourouma( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Italian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Ahmadou Kourouma

Ahmadou Kourouma, 1927-2003

Ahmadou Kourouma elefántcsontparti író

Ahmadou Kourouma escritor marfileño

Ahmadou Kourouma francuskojęzyczny pisarz z Wybrzeża Kości Słoniowej

Ahmadou Kourouma Ivorian writer

Ahmadou Kourouma ivoriansk författare

Ahmadou Kourouma ivoriansk skribent

Ahmadou Kourouma ivorischer Schriftsteller

Ahmadou Kourouma schrijver uit Ivoorkust (1927-2003)

Ahmadou Kourouma scriitor ivorian

Ahmadou Kourouma scrittore ivoriano

Kourama, Ahmadou 1927-2003

Kourouma, A.

Kūrūmā, Aḥmadū 1927-2003

Əhmədu Kuruma

Ахмаду Курума ивуарийский писатель

Курума, Ахмаду

אמאדו קורומה

אמאדו קורומה סופר מחוף השנהב

أحمادو كوروما

أحمادو كوروما كاتب إيفواري

احمدو کوروما

ئەمەدوو کۆرووما

アマドゥ・クルマ

クルマ, アマドゥ

阿玛杜·库鲁马

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