"Kourouma manages to create an atmosphere of intimacy. . . . He does not hesitate to let the images, the rhythms, the words of his mother-tongue pierce the polished surface of polite prose." -- New African
"The anger of the exiled writer spills over into the novel. . . . As the author concludes, colonized or independent, Africans will keep on suffering until such times as God unpeels the curse stuck fast on their backsides." -- World Literature Today
"This fine translation . . . eloquently captures the bitter frustration and anguished oppression of the African people in the post-independence era." -- Africa Today
Text: English, French (translation)
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