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I would recommend the novel to anyone for an interesting read.
Given the hightened awareness of the plight of Africans today this novel gives a great insight into the history and background of their deprivation and poverty.
If an author can write an educational yet entertaining book then they are amazing.
When I was in college I had to take a non-American, non-European history class. I took a class on Nigeria's history. This book was required reading for the class. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Tahata Brooks
Sometimes foreign books in translation leave me cold, and sometimes I enjoy them although they're quite different from the novels I'm used to reading, and it's hard to tell in... Read morePublished 1 month ago by E. Smiley
One of the best books I have ever read. The introduction of Bakayoko totally changed the game. The struggle of the workers vs the regime represents the Africa we live in today.Published 1 month ago by Austine Machel
This is clearly Sembene's best book and has become a classic in post colonial literature. The novel is based on a historic event when Senegal was a French colony, and the railroad... Read morePublished 9 months ago by david dornan
Book is wonderful, but the print on this particular edition is absurdly small. I hear LASIK helps, but ain't nobody got time for thatPublished 11 months ago by Seth R
Quality is not bad. It's not brand new, but everything was clean. Nothing ripped or written in. It's a good product for it's price.Published 11 months ago by Rachael Wang