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Queen Pokou #2020

Queen Pokou This award winning novel woven into the framework of eighteenth century West Africa recounts the story of Queen Abraha Pokou s sacrifice of her son to save the Baoule people But it is also much than

  • Title: Queen Pokou
  • Author: Véronique Tadjo Amy Baram Reid
  • ISBN: 9780955507991
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Paperback
  • Queen Pokou By Véronique Tadjo Amy Baram Reid, This award winning novel, woven into the framework of eighteenth century West Africa, recounts the story of Queen Abraha Pokou s sacrifice of her son to save the Baoule people But it is also much than that Telling and retelling the story, changing key elements each time what if the queen saved her son what if she went crazy from grief what if she ended up on a sThis award winning novel, woven into the framework of eighteenth century West Africa, recounts the story of Queen Abraha Pokou s sacrifice of her son to save the Baoule people But it is also much than that Telling and retelling the story, changing key elements each time what if the queen saved her son what if she went crazy from grief what if she ended up on a slave ship and so on Veronique Tadjo explores both intimate personal relationships and broad historical themes Her multiple retellings of events surrounding the founding of the Baoule invites discussion not only of the past, but also about the challenges of the present, most notably the bloody ethnic wars that have engulfed West Africa in recent decades.

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    1. Its a book that recounts the legend of a West African Queen who sacrificed her son to save her people, the Baoule people It retells the story over and over in different ways What her action meant to her, what if he didnt sacrifice her son etc The Story is woven into the framework of eighteenth century West Africa.It was a beautifully written story that had dream like atmosphere in the legendary times the story it was set in It was written like a mix of a fable and the great ancient Greek dramas [...]

    2. The story so far In the early 18th century this must be far back enough to at least semi qualify as myth in official Western history, since says that the history of Cote d Ivoire is virtually unknown before 1893 the country was torn apart by civil war after a dispute over the throne After having her entire family murdered, Queen Pokuaa or Pokou led her people to a new country, in the process sacrificing her newborn son to the gods so that they might cross a river and escape the soldiers chasing [...]

    3. Deceptively short this book, and it isn t really a novel, but rather different stories about the sacrifice of Queen Pokou, the legendary founder of the Baoule state in present day Cote d Ivoire Ivory Coast Basically there are several stories, with different emphases Quick reads, but deeper than one initially thinks.

    4. I read this in French I m considering reading it in English too because I m sure that I missed a lot of important information The way the book is written is really cool The author tells the same story about 3 times and changes small details each time, which completely changes the story and the intentions of those involved.The Enlish version is called Queen Pokou.

    5. Veronique Tadjo, in this book, not only re tells a great legend, but also presents the powerful story in different, but complementing faces.My thoughts after reading this book Legend comes alive and takes on many forms.

    6. This is a beautifully written book, with a fascinating message about how culture can change, grow and improve.

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