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Les Bouts de bois de Dieu: SEMBÈNE OUSMANE, Les Bouts de bois de Dieu. Étude critique par BOUBA TABTI-MOHAMMEDI. (Entre les lignes, Littératures Sud.) Paris: Honoré Champion, 2014. 121 pp.

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>07/2015
<mark>Journal</mark>French Studies
Issue number3
Number of pages2
Pages (from-to)415-416
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>French


The most widely read and studied of Sembène's novels, Les Bouts de bois de Dieu is a fictionalized reconstruction of the Dakar–Niger railway-workers' strike of 1947. Bouba Tabti-Mohammedi's critical guide presents a clear and concise analysis of this classic of francophone African literature. The Introduction gives an overview of the 1960s, a key period in the move towards independence of former colonies across Africa, acknowledging the internal and external factors that would shape the futures of these new nations.