9780253212269

The Fortunes of Wangrin

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  • ISBN13:

    9780253212269

  • ISBN10:

    025321226X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-03-01
  • Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr

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The Fortunes of WangrinAmadou Hampaté B' [note special accents on the "e" in Hampate and "a" Ba not correctly reproduced here -- see ms.]Translated by Aina Pavolini Taylor with an Introduction by F. Abiola IreleWinner of the Grand Prix Litteraire de l'Afrique Noire"I think this is perhaps the best African novel on colonialism and it draws very richly on various modes of oral literature." -- Ralph Austen, University of Chicago"It is a wonderful introduction to colonial rule as experienced by Africans, and in particular, to the rule of African middlemen." -- Martin A. Klein, University of Toronto"The Fortunes of Wangrin is not only a wonderful novel by one of Africa's most renowned intellectuals, it is also literally filled with information about French colonization and its impact on traditional African societies, African resistance and collaboration to colonization, the impact of French education in Africa, and a host of other subjects of interest." -- Francois Manchuelle, New York UniversityWangrin is a rogue and an operator, hustling both the colonial French and his own people. He is funny, outrageous, corrupt, traditional, and memorable. B''s book bridges the chasm between oral and written literature. The stories about Wangrin are drawn from oral sources, but in the hands of this gifted writer these materials become transformed through the power of artistic imagination and license.The Fortunes of Wangrin is a classic in Franchophone African literature.Amadou Hampaté B' was a distinguished Malian poet and scholar of African oral tradition and precolonial history.Aina Pavolini Taylor is an independent translator with wide experience of Africa, now living and working in Italy.F. Abiola Irele is a professor in the Department of Black Studies at Ohio State University.

Author Biography

Amadou Hampat+¬ B+é was a distinguished Malian poet and scholar of African oral tradition and precolonial history.Aina Pavolini Taylor is an independent translator with wide experience of Africa, now living and working in Italy.F. Abiola Irele is a professor in the Department of Black Studies at Ohio State University.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Abiola Irele
Foreword xvii
Overture 1(2)
The Birth
3(7)
Diagaramba
10(15)
First Confrontation
25(5)
The Beginning of a Career
30(6)
Where the Calamities of Some
36(6)
The Storm Breaks
42(9)
The Count's Messenger
51(5)
The Trial
56(9)
The Donkey Who Drank Honey
65(22)
Romo's Son and Beautiful Pugubila
87(10)
The Death of a Great Chief and What Came of It
97(10)
The Ambush
107(9)
The Calamitous Bird's Egg
116(12)
A Cumbersome Turban
128(5)
Where Each Gets His Due
133(5)
The Dream of the Fulbe Shepherdess
138(7)
Pretty Much in the Lion's Jaws
145(8)
Where Wangrin Is Off Once Again to a Good Start
153(8)
A Profitable Pledge
161(6)
The Reconversion
167(5)
An Elephant's Tale
172(7)
A Disquieting Arrival
179(5)
Pretty Doe of the Markets
184(7)
Two Birds with One Stone
191(14)
A Narrow Escape
205(4)
...In Which Romo Keeps His Promise ... and Wangrin His
209(7)
A Souvenir ``Crafted by Wangrin''
216(6)
First Warning: The Hausa Geomancer
222(4)
Madame White-White
226(5)
Second and Third Warnings: A Fatal Oversight and the Sacred Python
231(4)
Madame ``Good Offices''
235(5)
An Irreparable Loss
240(2)
Last Warning: The Dove with a Black Ring Circling Half Her Neck
242(4)
Philosopher Tramp
246(5)
The Three Bloods and Death
251(3)
Adieu
254(3)
Afterword 257(4)
Notes 261

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