KINDLE [Les petits garçons naissent aussi des étoiles]

  • Paperback
  • 256
  • Les petits garçons naissent aussi des étoiles
  • Emmanuel Dongala
  • English
  • 21 August 2019
  • 9780385721226

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Read Ó Les petits garçons naissent aussi des étoiles 105 Summary ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Emmanuel Dongala characters Les petits garçons naissent aussi des étoiles E scholar his mother a pious though confused Catholic and his uncle a shameless opportunist determined to gain power in the shifting politics of their post colonial nation Matapari remains an unsullied child who wears Reeboks drinks Coke reads Japanese comics and watches Rambo B This is set in the Republic of the Congo former French Congo not the Democratic Republic of the Congo former Belgian Congo and formerly Zaire Dongala does not help the confusion by mentioning Patrice Lumumba and Mobutu but none of his own leaders by nameIt is the story of a corrupt and repressive regime as seen through the eyes of a young boy He starts off believing everything he is told but starts to uestion things as he gets olderIt is also the story of his family and village Most of the characters are not shown in great depth but they are realistic and humanThis is a confused country animism mixes with Christianity and neither mix with science folk tales mix with manga comics and television series modern medicine such as IVs mixes with herbal infusions and chants The book is also funny in placesIt ends with the coming of democracy to the country but is not optimisticThis book is a good read and very enjoyable I would recommend it to anyone wanting to visit the country in fiction It is not either great or amazing so does not get five stars Očevi i oci young boy He starts off believing everything he is told but starts to uestion things as he gets olderIt is also the story of his family and village Most of the characters are not shown in great depth but they are realistic and humanThis is a confused country animism mixes with Christianity and neither mix with science folk tales mix with manga comics and television series modern medicine such as IVs mixes with herbal infusions and chants The book is also funny in placesIt ends with the coming of democracy to the country but is not optimisticThis book is a good read and very enjoyable I would recommend it to anyone wanting to visit the country in fiction It is not either great or amazing so does not get five stars

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Read Ó Les petits garçons naissent aussi des étoiles 105 Summary ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Emmanuel Dongala characters Les petits garçons naissent aussi des étoiles Ut when his family becomes the nucleus of the revolution for democracy Matapari proves to be the ideal narrator for this story of violent upheaval and bloody corruption–a voice whose ironic innocence makes bearable and even humorous the awful realities of the world it describe I really enjoyed reading Little Boys Come From The Stars by an author from the Congo Republic Emmanuel Dongola He captivates his reader with an innocent account of growing up in Africa then gives his interpretation of the turmoil that spreads through the government I think he captures in a very personal way the impact of oppression such as Apartheid Another disturbing first hand account account although not of Apartheid but of similar oppression in Sierra Leone West Africa is by Ishmael Beah A Long Time Gone

Summary ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Emmanuel Dongala

Read Ó Les petits garçons naissent aussi des étoiles 105 Summary ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Emmanuel Dongala characters Les petits garçons naissent aussi des étoiles Sardonic subtle and sweetly scathing Little Boys Come from the Stars is satire at its bestSet in an unnamed country in euatorial Africa it tells the story of Michel a precocious teen dubbed Matapari “trouble” because of his extraordinary birth Though his father is a reclusiv 11 20 09I just started this short funny read about the third triplet in a modernized Congo Dongala has juxtaposed Colonialist pre developed rule with current technologies in a way that is sad and satirical The first two chapters are full of satire poking fun at some of our favorite victims religion medicine the power of NAMING as a means to Other or control law and order and parenting Alliyah finished it in a day or two and recommended it for perhaps a handful of other scholars though don t be surprised if you see chapters for intros to Satire which go perfectly with my favorite The Gods Must Be CrazyLittle Boys Come From the Stars has been less satirical though shining lights upon the evils done to African countries from within Uncle Boula Boula s sudden rise to political fame through fabricated resumes attainments and experiences is reminiscent of politics around the globe I m loving the way Dongala juxtaposes some of the modern 28 9 while our young triplet protagonist Michel Matapari or the Cursed Left Handed One is reveling in the forces of his tribal ways that his grandfather showed both him and his teacher father on their mountain trek Grandfather made me drink fresh water collected from ravenala leaves and we ate fresh wild fruits We were now in the forest bordering the little village Papa and I followed grandfather who showed no signs of fatigue despite his advanced age on the narrow path that led all the way to the source of the river where the village drew its drinkable water Suatting I drank this pure water that came from the earth s insides that sprang up through the rock fissures to pour down on the white sand that carpeted the riverbed Grandfather explained a few things to Papa at length and then with me still trotting behind we left the forest for the savanna An aunt forced me to wash with water full of strange herbs heated over a wood fire on three rock He exlains how this ritualistic washing was done by the aunt even though I was big enough to wash myself Rubbing my body with a plantlike sponge and my feet with a pumice stone then dabbing me with some lotion in a flask to protect me she said From what I asked From the snakes along the path and from life s accidents This is immediately followed with I was really worn out and since there wasn t a television I couldn t watch the music videos from the last Top Africa or better yet X OR the new Japanese cartoon series that had replaced Goldoraklaser gun Dongala has this way of fast forwarding to modernization juxtaposed again a backdrop of tribal ritual and cultural norms I also love the way only Matapari the youngest of the triplets gets all this extra special education because men relatives take a special sympathy or shine to him25 29 NAMING the In his name with the maps as well Dongala addresses the NAMING through Ouagadougou and other names lost once colonization began30 revises this NAMING of the third trip39 40 Satire of Religion and great dreams for Father Boniface42 45Uncle Boula Boula s Office of Free Ideas scam49 juxtaposition Jack in the Box with a gazelle in the wild I bolted from under their bed like a Jack in the Box and took off like a savanna gazelle scattering their clothes all the way to the outside door of the living room 56 Satire and Religion Boniface what is this bullshit about some God s tear up my kid s nose Continued on 58 It s nothing said my father merely irritation and a lot of tears Christ s tears are they not Not a miracle simply a natural reaction to an itch sneezing62 bottom Doctor of Agitation and Propaganda 65 top PhD of Agitation and Propaganda Scam Artist63 bottom 64 top a hooker for official staying at Boula Boula s shack74 Comrade FARCE77 Have you heard of nepotism Uh no What kind of business is that Papa didn t answer and kept silent for a good while My uncle stared at him patient Well he pressedOn one hand the uncle is incredibly intelligent referring to his brother in law as Candide and able to come up with crazy schemes to get into the Big House while he thought nepotism was a name of a restaurant Can you say Bush79 81 The Destruction of the Rain ForestsThis is great that not too long after explaining to my kids how the forest floor is mineral depleted here Dongala explains why deserts appear after idiots tear down the forests Their plans to replenish the trees with other viable life fails because there is NOT enough nutrients to sustain these new plants trees or crops83 mid through 85 Matt Henson and Racism I found this section particularly interesting because it s about the first man to arrive at the North Pole however in the accounts Eskimos had been going there or been there long before any civilized explorer Yet you ll be hard pressed to locate names of these tribes of people who for generations would have been well away of it Similar to the Indigenous around Machu Picchu BEFORE Hyram BinghamStill this duality of Racism against giving Henson his props echoes with Africans and the entire continent and Imperialism and NAMING shit90 Not Imperialism but Nepotism Greed Propaganda from WITHIN has been eually culpable for the destruction of cultural national norms Again this brings to mind the Tribal leaders who were complicit in Slave Trade that we never truly hear about since it s always a finger pointing blame game against those of the lighter pigments True the larger transgressors with Europeans Blacks in many areas profited greatly from selling off their enemies 115 First Cigarette hilarious contrasts of the real men don t gag when they smoke contrasted immediately with the black soot on his young lungs from one puff 116 17 Violence is not an answer118 19 The Power of Books120 Uncorrupted Music and the TFA Connections to Unoka s sad yet celebratory flute I no loner felt sad on the contrary a smile slowly welled up from my heart to brighten my face and I was so happy so light that I thought for a moment my body was aflame I felt an urge for music For once I want neither rap nor ragamuffin I chose kora harp music without lyrics because I noticed that the words of men often had the ability to obscure the essence of things and sometimes even corrupt them I closed my eyes and I began vibrating with these bright and melancholy notes Matapari goes on to explain how without the corruptions of words the notes took him to to the very beginnings of time itself In his existential experience he was able to Arab caravan coming from the North Koran in one hand saber in the other and understand the messages within the rhythms of the balaphones woven into that of the kora helping him to achieve peace and power all at once Unoka in Achebe s Nigerian Classic is seen as a weak man yet through his upbeat playing even he had power in traversing to other places uplifting others while bringing the player to a sad place all at once TFA pg 7121 Glory has a ballistic trajectory there comes a point where it reaches its peak and then the descent is unstoppable Mata referring to a conversation with his father the village teacher and Scientist 143 The General and Viagra153 I knew about and realized that there were ways to kill a man than to save them Matapari in the juxtaposition of modern Weapons of Mass Destruction of the nuclear family human morale and the community Schwarzenegger Gibson and Stalone metallic killing machines against the simplistic torturing methods one can just as easily use against another person s body mind and soulThis relates to that 116 19 setting up books and education as a better savior than violence and as one of the book s motif s SCIENCE as this also connects with that science uote 211 morals and science having responsibilities to humanity first189 90 Garden of Eden190 last Environmental Concerns203 05 Fickle public uickly forgetting past atrocities Uncle Boula Boula s crimes 211 As you all know science without morals ruins the soul one of the politicians Tata Tollah speaking at pre Election Democratic Conference