Le Mandat, précédé de Véhi Ciosane
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Le Mandat, précédé de Véhi Ciosane

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A chegada dun xiro postal altera a rutina dun barrio pobre do Dakar dos anos 60. Toda a veciñanza espera atopar neses cartos a saída a unha vida miserenta, chea de débedas e privacións.

A través das peripecias polas que pasa o protagonista para cobrar o xiro, Ousmane Sembène ofrécenos un retrato cruel pero lúcido do Senegal inmediatamente posterior á Independencia, no que s...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published July 11th 2000 by Schoenhofsforeign Books Inc (first published October 1st 1969)
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I give this a 3 stars for personal reasons rather than literary. Literarily, I think this novel offers great insight into the problems that bureaucracy and certain economic values cause when they impact a society that used to value communities and friendships. Although not entirely evident, we do see how general greed and corruption of the "new money" generation manipulates the weaknesses of the "old" generation.

One textual problem that I had was that the novel lends itself to a number of convol...more
Amy Williams
I read the English translation of this book "The Money Order"
at least the second one is dry humor...
Mar 11, 2008 Colette rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: francophones
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Ousmane Sembène often credited in the French style as Sembène Ousmane in articles and reference works, was a Senegalese film director, producer and writer. The Los Angeles Times considered him one of the greatest authors of Africa and has often been called the "Father of African film."
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