BOOKS ⚣ Snares Without End Author Olympe Bhêly-Quenum – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk

Snares Without End The latest entry for The Africa Book Challenge Snares Without End by Olympe Bh ly Qu num for Benin is now available.Click on the URL on the profile page to learnabout this thought provoking philosophical novel. A Novel, Also A Philosophical Tale In Which Destiny Entraps The Innocent Protagonist And Holds Him Fast A Man S Life Is Ruined When He Is Unjustly Accused Of Adultery ☀ Poltergeist (Greywalker, PDF / Epub ✍ Author Kat Richardson – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Also A Philosophical Tale In Which Destiny Entraps The Innocent Protagonist And Holds Him Fast A Man S Life Is Ruined When He Is Unjustly Accused Of Adultery Read the world BeninWhat a strange book I really enjoyed the first half of it, which describes the life of the protagonist and his family in their village Then the second half of the book is like if it was a different book Different style, different narrative, a total mess Didn t like it at all. This book is just WAOUH , my first shock of 2015 Written 55 years ago, first book of the author, it is a profound, human and beautiful story I have sharedof my thoughts here This book is just WAOUH , my first shock of 2015 Written 55 years ago, first book of the author, it is a profound, human and beautiful story I have sharedof my thoughts here As part of my Global reading project, I was directed to the works of Olympe Bhely Quenum as most representative of literature from Benin This novel, Snares Without End was originally written in French and published in 1960 at a time when there was a plethora of post colonial writing coming out of both Francophonie as well as English speaking Africa Thus, Bhely Quenum was overshadowed byprominent African writers of the period.Though himself a product of the French speaking middle class As part of my Global reading project, I was directed to the works of Olympe Bhely Quenum as most representative of literature from Benin This novel, Snares Without End was originally written in French and published in 1960 at a time when there was a plethora of post colonial writing coming out of both Francophonie as well as English speaking Africa Thus, Bhely Quenum was overshadowed byprominent African writers of the period.Though himself a product of the French speaking middle class of Southern Dahomey pre independent coastal Benin which was culturally and linguistically pluralistic, the story focuses on the traditionalist Muslim north in the period between the two World Wars Though culturally isolated, many of these northern Muslim tribesmen had served France with distinction in the trenches of Europe Despite their honorable service, their treatment by colonial French was atrocious as tribal leaders were compelled to press even war veterans and community leaders into forced labor at the whim of regional French administrators This is the context whereby the story takes place at as a young man from a prosperous family finds his life in conflict between the traditional Muslim upbringing against French modernity.While I feel much is lost in translation, I find many holes in the narrative, particularly with respect to the motivation of a crime committed by Ahouna, the main character which brings him into the brutal French penal system How both French jurisprudence and tribal justice wrestle to hold him to account for his misdeeds is one of the most important themes of the story Though uneven and jarring, it is certainly worth reading to better understand the viewpoint of colonized French Africans Evencritical is that it demonstrates the profound impact of literacy and reflects a literary tradition on Dahomey and Benin


About the Author: Olympe Bhêly-Quenum

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