J. M. G. Le Clezio Onitsha

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Onitsha

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"Onitsha" tells the story of Fintan, a youth who travels to Africa in 1948 with his Italian mother to join the English father he has never met. Fintan is initially enchanted by the exotic world he discovers in Onitsha, a bustling city prominently situated on the eastern bank of the Niger River. But gradually he comes to recognize the intolerance and brutality of the colonial system. His youthful point of view provides the novel with a notably direct, horrified perspective on racism and colonialism. In the words of translator Alison Anderson, "Onitsha" is remarkable for its "almost mythological evocation of local history and beliefs." It is full of atmosphere - sights, sounds, smells - and at times the author's sentences seem to flow with the dreamy languor of the river itself. But J. M. G. Le Clezio "never lets us forget the harsh realities of life nor the subsequent tragedy of war." A startling account - and indictment - of colonialism, "Onitsha" is also a work of clear, forthright prose that ably portrays both colonial Nigeria and a young boy's growing outrage. J. M. G. Le Clezio, one of France's best-known contemporary writers, was born in Nice in 1940 and has published more than twenty novels and non-fiction works. In the course of the last three decades Le Clezio has won numerous prizes, including the Prix Renaudot for his first novel. His works have been translated into many languages. His most recent works translated into English include the novel "The Prospector and a collection of essays", "The Mexican Dream". Alison Anderson is the author of "Hidden Latitudes". She has worked as a writer, translator, and teacher and currently lives in Mill Valley, California.

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Fintan, Maou, Geoffroy : trois rêves, trois révoltes. Et une même soif.Fintan Allen a douze ans lorsque, le 14 mars 1948, il embarque pour l'Afrique avec sa mère, Maou. Geoffroy Allen, qui avait laissé en France sa femme et son fils, leur a enfin demandé de venir le rejoindre à Onitsha, petit port fluvial où il travaille pour la United Africa. Fintan ne connaît ni son père, ni l'Afrique.Maou, elle, rêve d'une Afrique idyllique où elle pourra vivre près de l'homme qu'elle aime, à l'abri des préjugés familiaux qui condamnaient en lui le rêveur sans le sou, et anglais de surcroît. C'est une Afrique bien différente qu'elle va découvrir, dévorante, insaisissable. Et un conformisme plus oppressant encore : celui du milieu colonial, fait de haines, de mesquineries, d'échecs inavouables.«L'Afrique brûle comme un secret, comme une fièvre. Geoffroy Allen ne peut pas détacher son regard, un seul instant, il ne peut pas rêver d'autres rêves.»Ce livre est pareil à l'Afrique. S'il s'en dégage malgré sa violence un tel sentiment de sérénité, c'est que, chez Le Clézio, même la fièvre, même la révolte, même la défaite sont les couleurs de la paix.

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Description du livre University of Nebraska Press, United States, 1997. Paperback. État : New. 226 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Onitsha tells the story of Fintan, a youth who travels to Africa in 1948 with his Italian mother to join the English father he has never met. Fintan is initially enchanted by the exotic world he discovers in Onitsha, a bustling city prominently situated on the eastern bank of the Niger River. But gradually he comes to recognize the intolerance and brutality of the colonial system. His youthful point of view provides the novel with a notably direct, horrified perspective on racism and colonialism. In the words of translator Alison Anderson, Onitsha is remarkable for its almost mythological evocation of local history and beliefs. It is full of atmosphere-sights, sounds, smells -and at times the author s sentences seem to flow with the dreamy languor of the river itself. But J. M. G. Le Clezio never lets us forget the harsh realities of life nor the subsequent tragedy of war. A startling account-and indictment-of colonialism, Onitsha is also a work of clear, forthright prose that ably portrays both colonial Nigeria and a young boy s growing outrage. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9780803279667

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Description du livre University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London, 1997. Softcover. État : New. 206 pages. Softcover. New book. FICTION. Onitsha tells the story of Fintan, a youth who travels to Africa in 1948 with his Italian mother to join the English father he has never met. Fintan is initially enchanted by the exotic world he discovers in Onitsha, a bustling city prominently situated on the eastern bank of the Niger River. But gradually he comes to recognize the intolerance and brutality of the colonial system. His youthful point of view provides the novel with a notably direct, horrified perspective on racism and colonialism. In the words of translator Alison Anderson, Onitsha is remarkable for its "almost mythological evocation of local history and beliefs." It is full of atmosphereÑsights, sounds, smells Ñand at times the author's sentences seem to flow with the dreamy languor of the river itself. But J. M. G. Le ClŽzio "never lets us forget the harsh realities of life nor the subsequent tragedy of war." A startling accountÑand indictmentÑof colonialism, Onitsha is also a work of clear, forthright prose that ably portrays both colonial Nigeria and a young boy's growing outrage. Winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize for Literature, J. M. G. Le ClŽzio was born in Nice in 1940 and is one of France's best-known contemporary writers. He has published more than thirty novels and nonfiction works. In the course of the last four decades Le ClŽzio has won numerous prizes, including the Prix Renaudot for his first novel. His works have been translated into many languages. Alison Anderson is the author of Hidden Latitudes. She has worked as a writer, translator, and teacher and currently lives in Mill Valley, California. "An uncharacteristically accessible and dramatic narrative about Europeans in Africa from one of the avatars of the French New Wave novel. . . . Fintan's fascinated absorption into Onitsha's tribal culture, described with irresistible sensuous immediacy, is expertly counterpointed against his father's self-destructive obsession with Africa's legendary pastÑand convincingly motivates a criticism of the injustices of white colonialism that is all the more powerful for its seamless coexistence with a richly imagined story and consistently engaging characters. The most surprising work of Le ClŽzio's long career, and one of his best."ÑKirkus "[Onitsha] offers a compelling contrast between the white mistreatment of Africans and the occasionally dangerous natural beauty surrounding the village of Onitsha on the banks of the Niger River. Fintan never forgets the harsh facts of his childhood years, and readers will not forget this novel."ÑLibrary Journal "Onitsha also includes a scathing critique of colonialism, through the voice of Maou, who increasingly speaks out against the ways the white masters treat the locals. . . . Le ClŽzio's writing always moves back toward the richness and the responsibilities of the present, highlighting the necessity of undergoing a veritable apprenticeship enabling one to experience the present fully. His fiction, whose scenes and details usually stand at only a slight remove from the facts of his own life, is thereby warmly personal in tone and thoroughly credible in effect."ÑMichigan Quarterly Review "Le ClŽzio gives an admirably full portrait of day-to-day life in Africa, from animistic religions, to food, to street festivals. And his presentation of the last queen of Mero‘ and her search for a promised land gives an epic frame to the continental vision he presents."ÑBoston Book Review "Once again J. M. G. Le Clezio, a novelist fascinated by the non-Western and an anthropologist respecting the Other, takes readers to a site that destroys Westerners; that is, the site either encourages their most egregious exploitative colonialism or puts them in the thrall of difference. The latter happens when the new non-Western environment casts a spell severing the Westerners from their own kind but keeping a barrier between them and the natives. . . . An expertly managed piece of prof. book. N° de réf. du libraire 64869X2

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