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Tribal Scars and Other Stories (African Writers Series ; 142) (edition 1987)

by Sembene Ousmane, Len Ortzen (Translator)

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Title:Tribal Scars and Other Stories (African Writers Series ; 142)
Authors:Sembene Ousmane
Other authors:Len Ortzen (Translator)
Info:Heinemann (Txt) (1987), Paperback, 116 pages
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Rating:*****
Tags:999 Challenge, Senegal, Short Stories

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This collection of short stories is deceptively simple at first glance. Ousmane Sembene, clearly drawing from his own life experience in both Senegal and France, paints a poignant portrait of the isolation and destructive nature of colonialism. The stories look at the distortion of dreams and the destruction of culture in a variety of instances. Sembene also writes about gender issues in Africa. I think he is creating a parallel vision of women submitting to men and Senegal submitting to France, and the demeaning situation which insinuates itself into the very fiber of the people and the culture. ( )
  hemlokgang | Feb 19, 2009 |
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