La Grève des bàttu Review ☆ 102

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TooThey know that giving alms is a divine obligation and that Allah's good will is vital to worldly promotion So when the beggars withdraw their charitable service the pious city civil servants and businessmen start to pani. nowadays people who live a long way away in Europe and the United States of America White people especially are beginning to take an interest in the beauty of our country These people are called tourists You know in the old days these White people came to rob and exploit us; now they visit our country for a rest and in search of happiness That is why we have built hotels and holiday villages and casinos to welcome themHe had lain at the hospital for five days without treatment because he hadn't a penny on him adn to prove he was a pauper he had to have a certificate from the local authority; and as he was too badly injured to go and get this certificate of indigence which would exempt him from having to pay for treatment he had lain in a corner behind a general ward whose inmates expressed sympathy for his suffering by endless exclamations of 'Ndeisan Shame Shame whenever he groaned and writhed with the pain that racked him

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La Grève des bàttuThe sight of disease ridden beggars in the streets is La Grève PDF giving the town a bad name and the tourists are starting to stay away If the Director of Public Health and Hygiene can get rid of them he will have done a. I'm wavering between three and four stars I liked the book; in many ways it's very nearly perfect the problem is i'm not sure how to understand the ending i'm not sure if the author has a position on the problem her story described or if her intention was simply to paint a picture of Senegalese life at that moment in time Regardless of the ending and whether or not it means anything i really enjoyed seeing the role of the marabout It's something I've read a lot about in scholarly articles and whatnot but with this piece of fiction I got a much better sense of how things really work Here's to hoping some knowledgeable folks will help me sort things out

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La Grève des bàttu Review ☆ 102 Ý [PDF / Epub] ★ La Grève des bàttu Author Aminata Sow Fall – The sight of disease ridden beggars in the streets is giving the town a bad name and the tourists are starting to stay away If the Director of Public Health and Hygiene can get rid of them he will hav The sight Great service to the health and economy of the nation not to mention his own promotion prospects A plan of military precision is put into action to rid the streets of these verminous scroungersBut the beggars are organized. The Beggars' StrikeAuthor Aminata Sow FallOriginal title in French La Grève des bàttu 1979I have a lot of love for this book Aminata Sow Fall a Senegalese author who writes in French sets her story in an unnamed country in West Africa In light of a decline in tourism Mour Ndiaye the Director of the Department of Public Health and Hygiene decides to rid the city of its homeless population by means of violent raids harassment imprisonment and forced displacement The beggars who refuse to tolerate this all out assault on their community decide to get organized and go on strike They collectively move into the Slum Clearance Resettlement Area on the outskirts of the city Out of sight and out of mind right Well not uite Given that alms giving is fundamental culturally and religiously in this West African Muslim country the beggars may be out of sight but suddenly now they're on everyone's mind To whom would these upstanding city dwellers give alms now Who would pray for their success and prosperity The city folk are thus forced to venture beyond their urban comforts to seek out the displaced beggars making the long trip out there in their fancy cars to continue giving alms Ndiaye who aspires to become the vice president consults his marabout a spiritual advisor about how to ensure his political success and he is told that he needs to give alms to beggars but only those out on the streets in their usual spots But the beggars are all gone now What is Ndiaye to do His war on poverty has been turned around against him Paradoxically the beggars' strike has resulted in the alms givers needing the beggars than the beggars need them; the cycle of dependence has been completely turned on its head I'll let you find out how the rest of the story unfolds and I do highly recommend that you check it out While Sow Fall's novel is inscribed within a very specific cultural context it also enables readers to think about the issue of homelessness generally by touching on the following elements the hypocrisy and ethically selfish nature of charity and philanthropy; the presence of the dregs of society this phrase is the novel's subtitle in some editions of the book as an unbearable reminder of how profoundly sick a society has to be to allow the coexistence of extreme misery and extreme opulence; gentrification tourism the active role of the state to keep the homeless out of sight and out of mind and the violence that this entails; and uite frankly the humanity of the homeless and the fact that they are real people with real experiences and voices which must be heard Sow Fall brilliantly succeeds in treating such heart rending issues with so much humanity and compassion in this short and sweet social satire and page turner of a book