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Ahmadou Kourouma



Kourouma, (1927-2003) was an Ivorien novelist. He studied
in Mali and France. He fought for the French in Indochina. He
returned to Cote d'Ivoire after Independence and was imprisoned
by  Félix Houphouët-Boigny's government. He went into exile. His
many books have sold well and include The Suns of Independence,
Le Diseur de Vérité
(play) Monnè, Waiting for the Wild Beasts to Vote,
and Allah is not Obliged. He was writing a sequel to Allah.. when he died.

Ahamadou Kourouma





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Books Worth ReReading - Waiting for the Wild Beasts to Vote    11 (Review)

I discovered Ahamadou Kourouma’s Waiting for the Wild Beasts to Vote in a local bookstore three weeks ago. It was the only book I had not read in their limited Africana section. So I did what every addict does – I used the money that should be part of my son’s trust fund savings to indulge my addiction to literature and bought it. After reading it all I can say is, it was worth any experiences I may have robbed my son of...










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