I only read The Duty of Violence I found Yambo Ouologuem is perhaps Africa s most controversial writer His novel Le devoir de violence which won the Prix Renaudot in 1968 was banned in France for than three decades before its recent reappearance In the USA France and Africa Ouologuem s work has been criticized debated analyzed and interpreted by countless writers critics and professional academics many of whom remain sharply divided about his historical legacy The Yambo Ouologuem Reader offers a fresh translation of Le devoir de violence newly entitled The Duty of Violence along with.
He writing brilliant but the subject matter. Translations of two other texts by Ouologuem that have never appeared in the English language Ouologuem s controversial A Black Ghostwriter s Letter to France and an excerpt from his erotic novel A Thousand and One Bibles of Sex originally published under the pseudonym of Utto Rodolph Although not as well known outside the Francophone world Ouologuem s other literary works are provocative texts in their own right that also break new ground for African literature as well as offer further evidence of Ouologuem s literary genius Ouologuem s writ.
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Was tricky and sometimes hard to decipher. Ings are not for the faint of heart Ouologuem s aversion for Senghorian nÃ©gritude and idyllic depictions of Africa s past is for some readers a refreshingly honest dimension of his work whereas others have found Ouologuem s vision of African history to be terrifying Most of Ouologuem s readers agree however that he is one of Africa s most original writers who is certain to provoke disturb and unsettle those who read his books The texts contained in The Yambo Ouologuem Reader are essential reading for all those interested in African literatu.