E–pub/E–book [Au Tchad sous les étoiles]


Au Tchad sous les étoiles

review Au Tchad sous les étoiles 103 In the evening there are traditional games Excitement fills the air; a tumult is unleashed The drums reverberate roar summon to the dance Their staccato boom echoes through the savannah and over the rolling sandy hills The young perform war dances competing in strength agility and skill Simulating combat they brandish their assegais crouch rise up and face off in rapid succession They stamp the ground furiously with their feet a cloud of dust envelops them in a tremendous halo of glory All this time the tom toms are vibrating their frenzy marvelously matching the dancers movements Rhythm of life captivating lyrical spellbinding magic With. COUNTRY CHADThis book is a collection of Chadian folklore the kinds of stories that are told at night around a campfire hence the title of the book There is a world origin story a Chad foundation story a God punishes the world by flooding it story a how Islam came to Chad story and several tales that bear a remarkable resemblance to Western European folktales My favorite was The Most Beautiful Girl on Earth Hidden under an Ass Skin in which an unmarried woman prays to become pregnant She does and she gives birth to an ass foal She raises the foal as her daughter One day a little boy hears noise coming from inside their house and he peeks through a hole in the wall to see a beautiful little girl sitting next to an ass skin He brings her a little cake the next day and he and the ass foal become best friends When it s time for him to get married the boy says he wants to marry the ass and everyone in the village and in his family objects It is eventually revealed that the ass is truly a beautiful woman and the couple are allowed to marry and live happily ever afterThis book is short and the individual tales are also short and very enjoyable to read I highly recommend it It was interesting to read the tales and see correlations to stories that are very familiar to me There were several stories that resembled Old Testament stories Moses parting the Red Sea the Hebrews carrying the Ark of the Covenant through the desert trying to find a land in which to settle the flood story and also a story that was a cross between Hansel and Gretel and the Joseph story from Genesis called Gamar and Guimerie Most of the stories have a Happy Ever After kind of ending except for one Nidjema the Little Orphan Girl in which a virtuous orphan is horribly abused by her foster mother She escapes into a treacherous forest where she encounters many horrific monsters including Death itself who refuses to take her and tells her In this life happiness consists of being virtuous He then magically teleports her back to her foster home where she continues to be both terribly abused and incredibly virtuous A troubling storyThe most surprising part was how difficult it was to get a copy of this book I found a copy available at AbeBooks and ordered it but they refunded my money when they could not find it in their inventory I attempted to order it directly from the publisher who also refunded my money when they could not find an available copy None of the public libraries in my area and none of the university libraries had it so I ended up ordering it through my university s ILL Interlibrary Loan The stamp on the copy I received says it came from Texas State University San Marcos Way to go TSU San Marcos

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review Au Tchad sous les étoiles 103 D appeal to the sensibilities of African learners from similar socio cultural and historical environments This same imagery can in turn be used to introduce non African learners to Africa On a continent grappling still to forge new beginnings out of hope and deep despair cruelty and great humanity reminders of the past that evoke positive affect and historical figures and events that inspire a sense of pride about being African can enhance endeavor Born in N Djamena Chad in 1927 of Sara Gor Bulala parentage Joseph Brahim Seid received his primary education in French colonial schools in N Djamena and Braazaville Congo and secondary educati. ChadChad land of plenty land of happiness and land of brotherly loveIt is said that they continue to love one another somewhere in this old world of oursThere can be no happiness without the joy one feels in the bosom of the family

Joseph Brahim Seid ´ 3 review

review Au Tchad sous les étoiles 103 Fertile protean imagination griot and bard recite the prowess and deeds of their distant ancestors or sing of the beauty and charms of their betrothed Romantized scenes from Seid's boyhood like the festival depicted here as well as stories from the golden age of empires and other timeless tales in this collection evoke positive images of Chad and Africa generally African readers young and old regardless of locality will hear echoes of the folktales fables and legends narrated by their grandmothers of an evening under the stars or by the fireside In the literature classroom at secondary and tertiary level Seid's imagery should resonate an. The land of Chad with a history stretching back thousands of years in the last century once a part of French Euatorial Africa with little investment then independence and later civil war has had enough adverse events since and during the lifetime of author Joseph Brahim Seid who was also a Chadian politician Seid ostensibly wanted to instead share his childhood memories and ideals of his country with Told by Starlight in Chad in 1962 The back cover likewise speaks about being a reminder to evoke positive images effects and inspire pride as well as generally introduce non African readers to the continent The latter idea especially is rather lofty How is storytelling from one single country supposed to do that I find the book translated in 2007 by Karen Haire Hoenig sort of curiousIntended to be related when one is up at night under the sky 14 short folktales from Chad are found in this slim book historical legends myths magic giants and monsters all often explaining some cultural custom or imbuing morality I generally find folklore from all over fascinating While there may be some of the charming innocence or joy as the author intended to be found I wonder if than a few tales with serious and real subjects offer suitable or tragic principles Specifically if you ve ever suffered abuse at the hands of family or other guardians I d advise to steer clear of this book Particularly in the filter of translation with any title it is also worthwhile to think about why this book this creator this expression Often such fits somewhere to an image narrative or expectation Especially in those places where turmoil or dejection might be long present I would love to share writing that is less about such times why should the former all the same worthwhile and necessary be the only subject I wish in general literature from Chadian writers Nimrod Bena Djangrang Koulsy Lamko ect would be translated in English Despite receiving such treatment Told by Starlight in Chad is unfortunately not a title I would recommend

  • Paperback
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  • Au Tchad sous les étoiles
  • Joseph Brahim Seid
  • English
  • 12 August 2018
  • 9781592210480

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    E–pub/E–book [Au Tchad sous les étoiles] summary ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Joseph Brahim Seid Told by Starlight in Chad is a collection of stories by Chadian writer Joseph Brahim Seid translated from French

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    E–pub/E–book [Au Tchad sous les étoiles] Myths and fables from Chad we are in the genre of written down oral tradition having been told through the centuries And these types of stories seem to be of the same sorts across the world There are stories of creation; How tribes came to be how villages were founded Stories of moral; How good and bad leaders lead their c

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    Joseph Brahim Seid ´ 3 review summary ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Joseph Brahim Seid E–pub/E–book [Au Tchad sous les étoiles] COUNTRY CHADThis book is a collection of Chadian folklore – the kinds of stories that are told at night around a campfire hence the

  4. says: E–pub/E–book [Au Tchad sous les étoiles]

    E–pub/E–book [Au Tchad sous les étoiles] The land of Chad with a history stretching back thousands of years in the last century once a part of French Euatorial Africa with little investment then independence and later civil war has had enough adverse events since and during

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    E–pub/E–book [Au Tchad sous les étoiles] summary ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Joseph Brahim Seid characters Au Tchad sous les étoiles #95 Chad This is a series of tales written down from oral tradition Some of them sound familiar as you will find

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    summary ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Joseph Brahim Seid E–pub/E–book [Au Tchad sous les étoiles] Short storyfables most only a few pages from Chad All them are excessively positive and joyous in their action and telling There are monsters evil step mothers forsaken children stolen magical objects Most of th

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    E–pub/E–book [Au Tchad sous les étoiles] Joseph Brahim Seid ´ 3 review ChadChad land of plenty land of happiness and land of brotherly loveIt is said that they continue to love one anot

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    characters Au Tchad sous les étoiles Joseph Brahim Seid ´ 3 review summary ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Joseph Brahim Seid More of a collection of tradition folklore then a complete book Each chapter is it's own short story Overall enjoyable and for the most part easy to read

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    E–pub/E–book [Au Tchad sous les étoiles] A very short book of short oral tales that are from Chad

  10. says: E–pub/E–book [Au Tchad sous les étoiles]

    E–pub/E–book [Au Tchad sous les étoiles] In one sense this is an insubstantial book seventy pages and fourteen short stories or fables But in another it is a precious document that is a link to the historic oral culture of Chad

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