Une analyse du thème vérité/mensonge dans Monnè, outrages et defis d'Ahmadou Kourouma

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Wynchank, Anny en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Marsh, Janet en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-14T06:23:03Z
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dc.date.issued 1997 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Marsh, J. 1997. Une analyse du thème vérité/mensonge dans Monnè, outrages et defis d'Ahmadou Kourouma. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22123
dc.description Bibliography: pages 186-191. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Monnew, the second novel of Ahmadou Kourouma, published in 1990, relates the history of a fictitious Malinke kingdom, Soba, in the north-west Ivory Coast, from pre-colonial times in the late ·nineteenth century to the beginnings of the post-colonial era. One of the aims of the novel is the demystification of some versions of African history, especially histories of the colonisation of West Africa by the French. We demonstrate how Kourouma demystifies some official accounts of colonial history, presenting his account of the period through the eyes of the Malinke. We make a number of references to more modern or less biased accounts of the times which give credence to the Malinke/Kourouma version. Kourouma also demystifi.es traditional African leaders via the character Djigui, King of Soba. The thesis argues that this demystification is effected by making the figure of Djigui a parody of the legendary hero of traditional oral litterature, thereby revealing his true nature. Subsequently we show how, by creating subtle parallels between the characteristics of the traditional leader and the "charismatic" post-colonial leader, Kourouma also defaltes the public image of such personae. At the same time he creates a more universal image of the flaws of those in power. en_ZA
dc.language.iso fre en_ZA
dc.subject.other French Language and Literature en_ZA
dc.title Une analyse du thème vérité/mensonge dans Monnè, outrages et defis d'Ahmadou Kourouma en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department French Language and Literature en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Marsh, J. (1997). <i>Une analyse du thème vérité/mensonge dans Monnè, outrages et defis d'Ahmadou Kourouma</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,French Language and Literature. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22123 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Marsh, Janet. <i>"Une analyse du thème vérité/mensonge dans Monnè, outrages et defis d'Ahmadou Kourouma."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,French Language and Literature, 1997. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22123 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Marsh J. Une analyse du thème vérité/mensonge dans Monnè, outrages et defis d'Ahmadou Kourouma. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,French Language and Literature, 1997 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22123 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Marsh, Janet AB - Monnew, the second novel of Ahmadou Kourouma, published in 1990, relates the history of a fictitious Malinke kingdom, Soba, in the north-west Ivory Coast, from pre-colonial times in the late ·nineteenth century to the beginnings of the post-colonial era. One of the aims of the novel is the demystification of some versions of African history, especially histories of the colonisation of West Africa by the French. We demonstrate how Kourouma demystifies some official accounts of colonial history, presenting his account of the period through the eyes of the Malinke. We make a number of references to more modern or less biased accounts of the times which give credence to the Malinke/Kourouma version. Kourouma also demystifi.es traditional African leaders via the character Djigui, King of Soba. The thesis argues that this demystification is effected by making the figure of Djigui a parody of the legendary hero of traditional oral litterature, thereby revealing his true nature. Subsequently we show how, by creating subtle parallels between the characteristics of the traditional leader and the "charismatic" post-colonial leader, Kourouma also defaltes the public image of such personae. At the same time he creates a more universal image of the flaws of those in power. DA - 1997 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1997 T1 - Une analyse du thème vérité/mensonge dans Monnè, outrages et defis d'Ahmadou Kourouma TI - Une analyse du thème vérité/mensonge dans Monnè, outrages et defis d'Ahmadou Kourouma UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22123 ER - en_ZA


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