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

dc.contributor.advisorWynchank, Annyen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMarsh, Janeten_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-14T06:23:03Z
dc.date.available2016-10-14T06:23:03Z
dc.date.issued1997en_ZA
dc.descriptionBibliography: pages 186-191.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractMonnew, 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.identifier.apacitationMarsh, 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/11427/22123en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationMarsh, 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/11427/22123en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationMarsh, J. 1997. Une analyse du thème vérité/mensonge dans Monnè, outrages et defis d'Ahmadou Kourouma. University of Cape Town.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
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/22123
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationMarsh 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/11427/22123en_ZA
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dc.publisher.departmentFrench Language and Literatureen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherFrench Language and Literatureen_ZA
dc.titleUne analyse du thème vérité/mensonge dans Monnè, outrages et defis d'Ahmadou Kouroumaen_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
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