Salie lives in Paris. Back home on the Senegalese island of Niodior, her football-crazy brother, Madicke, counts on her to get him to France, the promised land where foreign footballers become world famous. Given his illusions, how can Salie explain to him the grim reality of life as an immigrant? The story of Salie and Madicke highlights the painful situation of those who emigrate. Others who feel this pain include Ndetare, the Marxist schoolteacher and football coach, exiled to Niodior by the government but never accepted by those born there. Then there's the legendary beauty Sankele, his former lover, whose only way out of an arranged marriage ends in tragedy. And poor Moussa, whose dreams look set to come true when he's scouted by a big French football club, but which fall apart when he doesn't make the team.
L’enfant surprise du cheikh, Sarah M. Anderson Violet, la femme qu’il aime passionnément et qui porte son enfant, n’est autre que la sœur de Mac Mc Callum, son pire ennemi ? Lorsqu’il apprend cette terrible et surprenante nouvelle, le cheikh bin Saleed est sous le choc. Car s’il est revenu à Royal, où il a autrefois fait ses études, c’est dans l’unique but de se venger de Mac. Que faire, désormais, alors qu’il sent le puissant venin de la trahison s’insinuer dans son cœur ? Pour toujours à ses côtés, Marie Ferrarella Quelle idée ! Mélanie ne peut s’en prendre qu’à elle-même : elle qui s’était juré de ne plus jamais retomber amoureuse après la perte brutale de son compagnon, voilà qu’elle vient de s’abandonner entre les bras du Dr Stewart, son nouveau collègue ! Mais impossible de résister à cet homme à la fois terriblement séduisant et si bienveillant. Pourtant, depuis cette fameuse nuit, rien n’est plus pareil entre eux... Mitchell a pris ses distances au point de se montrer glacial. Se serait-il joué d’elle alors qu’elle venait de lui offrir son cœur ? + 1 ROMAN GRATUIT : Bien plus qu'une nuit, Maureen Child
Author: Hamidou Kane
Publisher: Melville House
"The celebrated classic by a groundbreaking figure in African literature addresses a critical contemporary issue--the collision of Islamic African values and Western culture Hailed by Chinua Achebe as one of the greatest African novels ever written, this long-unavailable classic tells the tale of young Samba Diallo, a devout pupil in a Koranic religious school in Senegal whose parents send him to Paris to study philosophy. Unknown to Samba, it is his family's desperate attempt to better understand the French colonial forces transforming their traditional way of life. But for Samba, it's an exciting adventure, and once in France he excels at his new studies and is delighted by both the French language and his new "marvelous comprehension and total communion" with the Western world. But Samba's joy soon turns to doubt, as he finds himself torn between the materialistic secularism and isolation of French civilization and the deeper spiritual influences of his homeland. As Samba puts it: "I have become the two." Written in an elegant, lyrical prose, Ambiguous Adventure is a masterful expression of the immigrant experience and the repercussions of colonialism, and a great work of literature about the uneasy relationship between Islamic Africa and the West--a relationship more important today than ever before"--
Africa and France
Author: Dominic Richard David Thomas
Publisher: Indiana University Press
This stimulating and insightful book reveals how increased control over immigration has changed cultural and social production in theater, literature, and even museum construction. Dominic Thomas's analysis unravels the complex cultural and political realities of long-standing mobility between Africa and Europe. Thomas questions the attempt to place strict limits on what it means to be French or European and offers a sense of what must happen to bring about a renewed sense of integration and global Frenchness.
Organized by region, boasting an international roster of contributors, and including summaries of selected creative and critical works and a guide to selected terms and figures, Salhi's volume is an ideal introduction to French studies beyond the canon.
"You're not going anywhere, not until you give birth to my child." For Zafir Al Masood, the new sheikh of Behraat, abandoning fiery New Yorker Lauren Hamby was the hardest thing he had ever done. Bound by a life of honor, his sizzling whirlwind affair with Lauren was the only freedom Zafir had ever indulged in. But when he finds out that Lauren is carrying his child and intending to keep it a secret, Zafir imprisons his feisty fling in his palace. Unlike him, his baby will not be the illegitimate heir of a sheikh. And to ensure this, Zafir will make Lauren his wife…!
Author: Jean-Christophe Rufin
A work of suspense and psychological tension set in the world of international humanitarian aid, Checkpoint is the latest bestselling novel by the founder of Doctors Without Borders, Jean-Christophe Rufin. The four men accompanying Maud on the aid convoy are very different from the clichéd image of the humanitarian volunteer. One by one, they reveal the secret wounds that have brought them to this conflict zone and, mile by mile, the true nature of their cargo. Prize-winning author, Jean-Christophe Rufin offers up a powerful psychological literary thriller that asks vital questions about the role of humanitarian action in today's world, bringing to light the most fundamental dilemmas of our age. As a new kind of violence insinuates its way into the heart of Europe, this novel asks whether it is more effective to take up arms against the enemy or attempt to counter violence with benevolent acts and enlightenment ideals.
Ahmadou Kourouma's remarkable novel is narrated by Bingo, a West African sora - storyteller and king's fool. Over the course of five nights he tells the life story of Koyaga, President and Dictator of the Gulf Coast. Orphaned at the age of seven, Koyaga grows up to be a terrible hunter; he fights mythical beasts, and is a shape-shifter, capable of changing himself into beasts and birds. He fights in the French colonial armies, in Vietnam and Algeria, but on his return he mounts a coup and becomes ruler and dictator of the Gulf Coast. For thirty years he runs a corrupt but 'clean' state, surviving repeated assassination attempts and gaining support and investment from abroad. But when the 'First World' decides it no longer want to support dictatorships and call for democracy, he needs another ruse to maintain himself in power... Part magic, part history, part savage satire, Waiting for the Wild Beasts to Vote is nothing less than a history of post-colonial Africa itself.
Ruled by duty… A king among men, Sheikh Zafir cannot allow emotion or feelings to color his judgment. His carnal desires must be curbed for the sake of peace in his kingdom. But his control is tested by the feisty Fern Davenport; Zafir must have her. Driven by desire… Innocent Fern Davenport tries to resist the sheikh's skillful seduction—she knows that he could never marry her. But under the blistering sun an incendiary thirst awakes, and one incredible night results in a very lasting consequence. Now this sheikh must claim his heir and his bride! Seven Sexy Sins—The true taste of temptation!
Susan Mallery's Desert Rogues Watch how passions flare under the hot sun for these rogue sheiks! Part 2 includes The Prince & the Pregnant Princess, The Sheik & the Princess in Waiting, The Sheik & the Princess Bride, The Sheik & the Bride Who Said No, and The Sheik and the Virgin Secretary.
This Sheikh plays to win! The crown of Kyr holds no appeal for pleasure-seeking Sheikh Kadir al-Hassan--his memories of the kingdom are as dark as a desert's night. But neither will he shirk his duty.... Instead, Kadir returns home with a bride so unsuitable, no one will want him to be king! Long-suffering assistant Emily Bryant is the most important person in Kadir's high-octane life, and the most invisible--until she's promoted to royal bride! Sealing their marriage bargain with a scorching kiss leaves Kadir craving more.... Now Kadir must decide what's really at stake in his royal game--his desert duty, or Emily!
"You belong to me." In the desert, Sheikh Kavian's word is law. So the defiance of his promised queen, Amaya, who flees after their betrothal ceremony, is intolerable! Kavian's already tasted her sweetness—perhaps his reluctant bride-to-be needs reminding of the pleasure he can give… Once Amaya is back in his kingdom, Kavian commands her total sensual surrender in the secluded harem baths. Amaya fears such all-consuming lust makes her weak, but she's proven she can match his desire. Kavian needs a queen who can endure everything about him—can Amaya face his dark past and embrace her desert destiny?