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The subject of intense admiration and not a little shock when it was first published The Abandoned Baobab has consistently captivated readers ever since The book has been translated into numerous languages and was chosen by BR Black Book Review as one of Africa's 100 best books of the twentieth century No African woman had ever been so frank in an autobiography or written so poignantly about the intimate details of her life a distinction that than two decades later still holds true Abandoned by her mother and sent to live with relatives in Dakar the author tells of being educated i I didn't much enjoy this book Perhaps once I have a chance to talk about it with my classmates I can get a better understanding of the novel I don't have high hopes though The overall narrative structure of the novel was very off putting; the speaker felt uite distanced from her audience At times it felt like listening to someone talk to herself you feel like you're intruding a little awkward and confused at hearing only one side of a conversation Additionally the chronology jumped around without a lot of warning or explanation By the end of the novel I was downright frustrated with the speaker I felt sorry for her yes; she absolutely experienced awful events in life no one should have to experience But she hinted at moments especially towards the end in scenarios with her family where I saw intimations at opportunities for her to reach out but instead she retreats psychologically arrested in continually mourning a past she cannot change Again maybe my classmates can help me better understand this novel and this character For me she did very little in the narrative form to help me really understand and connect to heredit After discussing this in class I can at least appreciate what this novel tries to discuss and address I still don't think it's a book I would recommend to others but I can at least respect the discussion it evokes

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Le baobab fou Vies africainesN the French colonial school system where she comes gradually to feel alienated from her family and Muslim upbringing growing enad with the West Academic success gives her the opportunity to study in Belgium which she looks upon as a promised land There she is objectified as an exotic creature however and she descends into promiscuity alcohol and drug abuse and eventually prostitution It was out of concern on her editor's part about her candor that the author used the pseudonym Ken Bugul the Wolof phrase for the person no one wants Her return to Senegal which concludes the book pres At first I wasn't a huge fan of this book but about half way through it started to win me over There were a lot of little uotes in here that I really enjoyed and rang true to me But there were also times where it seemed to me that the book was one huge poem But I enjoyed the book It was also interesting to hear about how this woman interacted with white men and how they only saw her as an object That was really interesting to me as well

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Le baobab fou Vies africaines Mobi Ò 183 pages Download ✓ Johnscyclingdiary ↠ ❮KINDLE❯ ❆ Le baobab fou Vies africaines Author Ken Bugul – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk The subject of intense admiration—and not a little shock when it was first published— The AbandEnts her with a past she cannot reenter a painful but necessary realization as she begins to create a new life there As Norman Rush wrote in the New York Times Book Review One comes away from The Abandoned Baobab reluctant to take leave of a brave sympathetic and resilient woman Despite its unflinching look at our darkest impulses and at the stark facts of being a colonized African the book is ultimatelyinspirational for it exposes us to a remarkable sensibility and a hard won understanding of one's place in the worldCARAF Books Caribbean and African Literature Translated from Frenc While I can appreciate the importance of this book I found it rather tedious to read perhaps it would have been better in the original French but I only had it in English and never made it all the way to the end I was looking for something by a Senegalese author before going on a trip to Dakar and this was the only thing that was readily available at the time