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Allah is Not Obliged

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Published by Anchor .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literary,
  • Fiction / Literary,
  • French (Language) Contemporary Fiction,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9358544M
    ISBN 10030727957X
    ISBN 109780307279576
    OCLC/WorldCa76167577

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Allah is Not Obliged by Ahmadou Kourouma Download PDF EPUB FB2

With ALLAH IS NOT OBLIGED, the author raises important questions about the absurdity of war, of the power structures that lead to them and the suffering of the innocent people caught up in them.

It was Ahmadou Kourouma's last published novel; the author died in December /5(16). ALLAH IS NOT OBLIGED TO BE FAIR ABOUT ALL THE THINGS HE DOES HERE ON are the words of the boy soldier Birahima in the final masterpiece by one of Africa's most celebrated writers, Ahmadou Kourouma.

When ten-year-old Birahima's mother dies, he leaves his native village in the Ivory Coast, /5. With ALLAH IS NOT OBLIGED, the author raises important questions about the absurdity of war, of the power structures that lead to them and the suffering of the innocent people caught up in them.

It was Ahmadou Kourouma's last published novel; the author died in December Cited by: ALLAH IS NOT OBLIGED TO BE FAIR ABOUT ALL THE THINGS HE DOES HERE ON are the words of the boy soldier Birahima in the final masterpiece by one of Africa’s most celebrated writers, Ahmadou Kourouma.

ALLAH IS NOT OBLIGED TO BE FAIR ABOUT ALL THE THINGS HE DOES HERE ON are the words of the boy soldier Birahima in the final masterpiece by one of Africa&#;s most celebrated writers, Ahmadou Kourouma.

When ten-year-old Birahima's mother dies, he leaves his native village in the Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. A Chatty, Pensive, 'Rude As A Goat's Beard' Child Soldier. May 5, • Ahmadou Kourouma's Allah Is Not Obliged recounts the story of a child soldier in Liberia.

Author A. Igoni Barrett says in this book, horror and humor become bedfellows, making for. Fighting in a chaotic civil war alongside many other boys, Birahima sees death, torture, dismemberment and madness but somehow manages to retain his own sanity.

Raw and unforgettable, despairing yet filled with laughter, Allah Is Not Obliged reveals the ways in which children's innocence and youth are compromised by war.

Ahmadou Kourouma's Allah Is Not Obliged recounts the story of a child soldier in Liberia. Author A. Igoni Barrett says in this book, horror and. Allah Is Not Obliged. Welcome,you are looking at books for reading, the Allah Is Not Obliged, you will able to read or download in Pdf or ePub books and notice some of author may have lock the live reading for some of ore it need a FREE signup process to obtain the book.

If it available for your country it will shown as book reader and user fully subscribe will benefit by having. Allah Is Not Obliged seems almost certain to achieve the same level of distinction. Written entirely in the convincingly realised voice of Birahima, it. ALLAH IS NOT OBLIGED TO BE FAIR ABOUT ALL THE THINGS HE DOES HERE ON are the words of the boy soldier Birahima in the final masterpiece by one of Africa’s most celebrated writers, Ahmadou Kourouma.

When ten-year-old Birahima's mother dies, he leaves his native village in the Ivory Coast, 3/5(8). The effect is not to sanitise the violence, but to present it in its context, without reading like a war crimes indictment. It is told in the first person and the framing conceit is that Allah is Not Obliged has been written by Birahima with the aid of a Larousse, a Petit Robert, a Glossary of French Lexical Particularities in Black Africa and a Harrap's, picked up in the course of his travels.

A powerful and affecting novel of Africa’s child-soldiers, by French Africa’s pre-eminent novelist. Birahima is ten years old. He lives in the Ivory Coast. He is a soldier. In Ahmadou Kourouma’s extraordinary novel, Birahima tells his story. At the age of ten his mother dies and Birahima leaves his native village, accompanied by the sorcerer/crook Yacouba, to search for his aunt Mahan.3/5(8).

Ahmadou Kourouma, highly respected award winning Ivorian author, has created with "Allah is Not Obliged" a vivacious, often hilarious, but also disturbing and thought provoking novel.

Published in in its original French, it was likely the first of fictionalized or factual accounts capturing the life of child soldiers in modern-day Africa. Ahmadou Kourouma, highly respected award winning Ivorian author, has created with ALLAH IS NOT OBLIGED a vivacious, often hilarious, but also disturbing and thought provoking novel.

Published in in its original French, it was likely the first of fictionalized or factual accounts capturing the life of child soldiers in West or East Africa/5(4). Allah Is Not Obliged received its first English translation in [3] At the time of his death, he was working on a sequel to Allah n'est pas obligé, entitled Quand on refuse on dit non (translated roughly as "When One Disagrees, One Says No"), in which the protagonist of the first novel, a child soldier, is demobilized and returns to his Born: 24 NovemberBoundiali.

Ahmadou Kourouma, (Novem Decem ) was an Ivorian novelist. The eldest son of a distinguished Malinké family, Ahmadou Kourouma was born in in Côte d'Ivoire. Raised by his uncle, he initially pursued studies in Bamako, Mali/5.

Returning to the Ivory Coast, Kourouma worked in insurance but did not stay there for long. He was jailed over ideological clashes with the government; subsequently he spent many years in exile.

Kourouma was a playwright and the author of four novels, of which Allah Is Not Obliged is the most recent and winner of the prestigious Prix Renaudot. Ivorian writer Ahmadou Kourouma's Allah is Not Obliged abounds with characters who strictly define and divide themselves as Muslim, Christian, or animist.

But because Kourouma sets his story in the middle of the civil wars that burnt through Liberia and Sierra Leone in the nineties, the characters' similarities are more apparent than their differences—everyone is equally corrupt, violent, and power-hungry.

Allah Is Not Obliged is a powerful novel. Only the fact that Kourouma is not an American is the only obstacle preventing me from calling Allah Is Not Obliged the great American Novel.

The novel is the complete package: a likable central character, narration that is easy on the eyes and ears, laughter, violence, all wrapped in an overall.

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National Emergency Allah is not obliged by Kourouma, Ahmadou. Publication date Topics Children and war -- Fiction, Liberia -- History -- Civil War, -- Children -- FictionPages: Birahima is ten years old.

Crossing the border into Liberia, they are seized by a rebel force and press-ganged into military service. Allah Is Not Obliged by Ahmadou Kourouma. Ahmadou Kourouma was born in the Ivory Coast in Seller Rating: % positive. Book Description: ALLAH IS NOT OBLIGED TO BE FAIR ABOUT ALL THE THINGS HE DOES HERE ON are the words of the boy soldier Birahima in the final masterpiece by one of Africa’s most celebrated writers, Ahmadou Kourouma.

When ten-year-old Birahima’s mother dies, he leaves his native village in the Ivory Coast, accompanied by the. Description of the book "Allah Is Not Obliged": ALLAH IS NOT OBLIGED TO BE FAIR ABOUT ALL THE THINGS HE DOES HERE ON are the words of the boy soldier Birahima in the final masterpiece by one of Africa’s most celebrated writers, Ahmadou Kourouma.

Allah Is Not Obliged is not so much a novel as a bravura monologue on the atrocities of West Africa's recent history." - Anthony Cummins, Times Literary Supplement Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review 's biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or.

Allah Is Not Obliged Ahmadou Kourouma, Author, Frank Wynne, Translator, trans. from the French by Frank Wynne. Anchor $ (p) ISBN Buy this book The late Ivory Coast. ‘Allah is not Obliged’ is one rib-tickling read and this is most ironical because the account therein is a sad, nay, gory tale of man’s inhumanity to man.

It boasts of a wide-ranging thematic occupation entailing women rights, magic and the dark arts, war and war crimes, violence, dictatorship, military rule, guerrilla warfare, ethnic.

Get this from a library. Allah is not obliged. [Ahmadou Kourouma] -- When ten-year-old Birahima's mother dies, he leaves his native village in the Ivory Coast, accompanied by the sorcerer and cook Yacouba, to search hor his aunt Mahan. Crossing the border into. 'The full, final and completely complete title of my bullshit story is: Allah is not obliged to be fair about all things he does here on earth' Birahima's story is one of horror and laughter.

After his mother's death he travels to Liberia to find his aunt but on the way gets caught up in rebel fighting and ends up with.

Get this from a library. Allah is not obliged. [Ahmadou Kourouma; Frank Wynne] -- Birahima is ten years old. He lives in the Ivory Coast. He is a soldier. Birahima tells his story. At the age of ten his mother dies, and Birahima leaves his native village, accompanied by the.

ALLAH IS NOT OBLIGED TO BE FAIR ABOUT ALL THE THINGS HE DOES HERE ON are the words of the boy soldier Birahima in the final masterpiece by one of Africa’s most celebrated writers, Ahmadou Kourouma. When ten-year-old Birahima's mother dies, he leaves his native village in the Ivory Coast, accompanied by the sorcerer and cook Yacouba, to search for his aunt Mahan.

Allah is not Obliged is a child soldiers view of the Sierra Leone conflict, tragic and sometimes humorous a very cleverly written story.

If I could mention one fault it would be the constant explanation of certain words or expressions throughout the book/5(11). ALLAH IS NOT OBLIGED TO BE FAIR ABOUT ALL THE THINGS HE DOES HERE ON are the words of the boy soldier Birahima in the final masterpiece by one of Africa's most celebrated writers, Ahmadou Kourouma.

When ten-year-old Birahima's mother dies, he leaves his native village in the Ivory Coast, accompanied by the sorcerer and cook Yacouba, to search for his aunt Mahan.

Allah is not obliged to be fair about all things he does here on earth' Birahima's story is one of horror and laughter. After his mother's death he travels to Liberia to find his aunt but on the way gets caught up in rebel fighting and ends up with a Kalashnikov in his hands/5(K).

Ahmadou Kourouma’s novel Allah is Not Obliged makes heavy use of repetition in both language and structure to underline its themes on tribal war, child soldiers, and violence in Western Africa. The story is extremely voice-driven – irreverently narrated by an orphan boy named Birahima as he travels through Cote d’Ivoire and Liberia, ostensibly searching.

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These are the words of the boy soldier Birahima in the final masterpiece by one of Africa's most celebrated writers, Ahmadou Kourouma. When ten-year-old Birahima's mother dies, he leaves his native village in the Ivory Coast, accompanied by. Fighting in a chaotic civil war alongside many other boys, Birahima sees death, torture, dismemberment and madness but somehow manages to retain his own sanity.

Raw and unforgettable, despairing yet filled with laughter, Allah Is Not Obliged reveals the ways in which children's innocence and youth are compromised by war.3/5. Download Allah is Not Obliged 1st (first) Edition by Kourouma, Ahmadou published by Anchor () and read Allah is Not Obliged 1st (first) Edition by Kourouma, Ahmadou published by Anchor () online books in format PDF.

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If I could mention one fault it would be the constant explanation of certain words or expressions throughout the book/5(13).