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L'anté-peuple ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☉ L'anté-peuple Author Sony Labou Tansi – Citoyen exemplaire Dadou est directeur d'une école de Kinshasa Une terrible accusation l'aspire une tornade dévastatrice sa femme et ses enfants sont tués sa vie saccagée Il résussit s'échapper Citoyen exemplaire Dadou est directeur d'une école de Kinshasa Une terrible accusation l'aspire une tornade dévastatrice sa femme et ses enfants sont tués sa vie saccagée Il résussit s'échapper des lugubres geôles zaïroises et s'enfuit de l'autre côté de la rivière Vide de son âme il découvre une succession de mondes désolés rongés par la même corruption ue son propre pays les mêmes dérives politiues et guerrières.

  • Paperback
  • 170 pages
  • L'anté-peuple
  • Sony Labou Tansi
  • English
  • 13 August 2016
  • 9780714529011

About the Author: Sony Labou Tansi

Sony Lab'ou Tansi July June born Marcel Ntsoni was a Congolese novelist short story writer playwright and poet Though he was only when he died Tansi remains one of the most prolific African writers and the most internationally renowned practitioner of the New African Writing His novel The Antipeople won the Grand Prix Littéraire d'Afriue Noire In his later years.

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  1. Violet Violet says:

    I am not afraid to admit that this is among the most difficult to grasp pieces ever to be encountered in my entire adult reading career I liked reading it and I am glad that I did— but I am not entirely sure that I understood it all First off I read the English translation I don't know how great this only? translation is in contrast to the original French but it's all that seems to be out there And beyond that I know VERY little about the history and customs of the Congo I think this is the only work that I have ever read thus far from that part of the world So a few cultural stumbling blocks in there for me but I did the best that I could And even beyond that? This book gets existential I mean way out there Wayyy past the lens of Camus and his first world problems straight into a nation where justice is never served and war is a way of life I think this seems so much emphatic than the typical Camus because there is so much pain involved High morals and survival don't go hand in hand in a place like this but society is keen on judgingSo how can a man want to live a proper life when a proper life is empty and false? When the top spot is a temporary spot? When people die for nothing and the systems of society serve no one but the officials who are in charge just for today? Will they be dead and betrayed tomorrow so that another may rise in their place? Will you be dead tomorrow? If there is a God where is he? He can't be there and keep looking at this right or do we not understand him? Why are people so bad? Why did we even create these systems that oppress us? And why does a man love a woman he meets just for a moment while he feels so much less for another who pledges all she has to aid his cause? I could list for a long time I think Tansi could have too But by the end our protagonist Dadou becomes something other than the common man He steps outside the world of people into the world of resistance; the world of anti people who fight for the only beauty that really exists love peace and freedom There is brief mention of a piece of lore which says that a tribe once escaped all the unhappiness of modern man by begging their ancestors until mercifully they were turned into monkeys They no longer had to follow the arbitrary rules of man and could be truly happy They were anti people and now so are Dadou and Yealdara At least that was my take on it There is a lot going on here I wish I had read this with a college class or with a reading group who had to offer me than the few scraps I could find on the internet I think I got the gist but I know there is that I'm missing This is an expansive novel and I'd like to read it again someday35 for my understanding and a 4 for all that I know I'm missing


    Writing these reviews calls my attn to what I haven't read Prior to reading this I hadn't read a single bk from Africa I've only read 1 Japanese novel Definitely a big lack So I decided to read this I was attracted by the title The description on the bk's back gives away the outline of the plot but it didn't spoil it for me As a person who knows African music somewhat but African literature not at all what did I expect? Not really anything in particular but certainly NOT this It reminds me of so many of my favorite novels The beginning writing reminds me of Raymond ueneau humorous uirky characterization that affectionately describes the messy life of the protaganist But it transforms in much the same way as B Traven's Death Ship it starts out light heartedly enuf but idiotic circumstances make everything progressively grim In that respect it's like a South American political satire much of the political conflict that ensues cd be South American too I was completely engrossed in this bk BUT it was strange My copy was translated into English from French I assume the original was in French Perhaps that means that the author speaks French bc of Belgian imperialism in Zaire Perhaps the author Sony Labou Tansi was educated in a Belgian missionary school Perhaps he loves the writing of ueneau Right away I'm reading my 1st African novel there's colonialism rearing its ugly ass But the writing appeals to me so much precisely bc it's rooted in this education After all what bks were written in Africa before colonialism? I cd be completely ignorant here but I'm assuming that the bk is an imported phenomena I'm assuming that African culture was oral rather than written If I'm right then all African bks will be somehow a product of colonialism immediately making them problematic for me yet I loved this novel I love literate culture even though I 'know' that bks are often used as weapons for imperialism ways of defining 'reality' from a distance different from oral culture in wch the immediate presence of a story teller humanizes But even that changes when recordings are introduced I love recordings too Anyway this bk had the effect of making me interested in the history culture of Zaire the Congo where the novel takes place The political situation seems hellish brutal but the humanity of so many of the characters the antiantipeople perhaps or just the people is endearing so much love so much decency so much affection so much caring Now I'll be seeking out African bks Is there a genre of African bk that has less European influence? Not that I'm critical of Tansi's writing It's beautiful Sensitive I just wonder if there's a type of African writing that's less urbanized

  3. Wim Wim says:

    Roman intéressant surtout pour l'atmosphère u'il évoue une ambiance de peur d'injustice et de désespoir dans un monde ui semble s'écroulerL'histoire se joue en RDC après les indépendances où le protagoniste un homme jeune ambitieux et vertueux se perd complètement en essayant de résister aux charmes d'une des élèves de l'école normale dont il est le directeur Il tente de s'échapper dans l'alcool et précipite ainsi sa chute Cela m'a pris du temps avant de me fondre dans l'histoire les premiers chapitres m'irritaient à cause du langage brutal et misogyne et d'une histoire à première vue banale Le livre devient fascinant uand les personnages se perdent dans des réflexions existentialistes et balancent entre désespoir et folie Tout cela dans un flou uant aux appartenances politiues et loyauté ui sont peu claires et n'importent pas face au désir de vivre une vie normale et tranuilleMême si la prédominance masculine de Dadou diminue au fur à à mesure dans l'histoire un meilleur éuilibre entre les points de vue et le vécu masculins et féminins Yavelda et Yealdara aurait rendu ce livre encore plus intéressant

  4. John John says:

    The difficulty of this novel is that everyone is a complicated mix of bad motivations and worse choices Dadou is a shuddering hunk of pure manhood such that he has all the young girls at his school lusting after him And it is musky masculinity that ultimately dooms him He turns to drink to stop himself from falling prey to the perfection of young girls' constant undulating attention The tragic events of this novel are conveyed in short pithy sentences while the excuiating details are left to the living around those events Tansi understands that brutality erases less than it alters so he has his characters change in horrific and terrible ways All until they disappearWhile the sexual politics of THE ANTIPEOPLE is problematic by any standard the stark depiction is typical of a certain political novel In order to set the chain tugging dragging our heroes through the muck of history Tansi situates the political in the baseness of lust and beauty As a result everyone is punished Mostly the old who no longer possess the sexual currency that uplifts saves or damns livesLove is the weapon

  5. Pedro Casserly Pedro Casserly says:

    En Brazzaville R D Congo el ciudadano Dadou es íntegro y respetado hasta ue una mujer se apodera de su deseo; protegerá su virtud a través del alcohol y la caída en desgracia Esto podría parecerse a una clásica tragedia como Desgracia de Coetzee o tantas más Pero es contado en clave africana con un formato entre la leyenda populary el antiguo cuento infantil La historia ue por momentos tiene caracteres del absurdo se desarrolla en medio del abuso de poder y la violencia Y una Inuietud ue aparece en forma reiterada dada la realidad como vivir una buena vida La historia transcurre en los dos Congos Brazzaville y Kinshasa con el río Congo como un protagonista más Sony Labou Tansi nació en Kinshasa Congo Belga Zaire República Democrática de Congo aunue vivió en Brazzaville República de Congo antigua colonia francesa Murió a los 47 años víctima del SIDA

  6. Charlotte Charlotte says:

    Un livre aussi insaisissable ue ses protagonistes et ue le grand fleuve ui le traverse et ui devrait avoir tout pour me déplaire du destin faussement combattu du misérabilisme de l'exaltation du populaire et de la caricature du riche Sauf ue rien de tout ça ne tient une seconde face à la langue chamboulante et évidemment ironiue de Labou Tansi Cette langue sexy bluesy puissante fatiguée Un tour de force inexplicable ui transforme ce ui pourrait être une histoire de chute sociale à la Zola en provoc' Kafkaïo absurdo existentialiste et balaie par son habileté à transcender le récit dont je ne vais donc pas m'encombrer pour parler du livre toutes les critiues ue l'om pourrait faire de l'histoire d'une injustice en régime totalitaireJe n'ai pas compris grand chose à ce livre à part le sentiment de flottement d'humour noir et d'humanité ui en suppure mais la sensation physiue ui m'en reste la brûlure des mots et l'impression d'avoir touché uelue chose ui se rapporte à une situation sans issue et ui est pourtant beaucoup plus vrai et humain ue le désespoir me donne envie de crier chef d’œuvre À lire absolument surtout si vous êtes plus intelligent ue moi et pouvez parler de ce livre plus clairement mais sans en briser le mystère immanentOn pourrait en faire des kilomètres sur l'école le rôle des mots et des papiers la colonisation et son héritage le capitalisme appliué aux êtres humains et autres et cela vaudrait certainement le coup mais je passe pour aujourd'hui Par contre mes félicitations au graphiste de Points la couverture est en plein dans le mille

  7. Laura Laura says:

    'A man may take to drink because he feels himself to be a failure and then fail all the completely because he drinks' George Orwell I confess I read the first part of this book and skim read the rest if that's at all possible I just didn't get into it it reminded me of both the film Leaving Las Vegas and the book L'étranger There is a deep dissatisfaction with life a hopelessness a nothingness and an indifference to others that just didn't chime with me It's the lamentation of a stubborn and recalcitrant teenager who having been given everything education career family seeks and ends up destroying himself It's also potentially the story of a deeply depressed man lacking a strong enough basis to pull himself out of the abyss

  8. Valerie Valerie says:

    This is a much admired and lauded book but it just didn't work at all for me so I dnf it I didn't get along with the writing which I found overly flowery and fragmented Moreover the main character's misogyny and self absorbed and misery nature just rubbed me the wrong now I realise the author uses this to make a societal critiue but I couldn't connect with the sense of nihilism that pervades the book or at least the half that I read of it

  9. Celia Murias Celia Murias says:

    Leído en castellano en la colección El bronce al principio me pareció árido y no me interesaba mucho la historia de la obsesión Lolita la prosa es alucinante especialmente la segunda parte buenísimas reflexiones con un regusto a poesía cruel algunas recogidas en la review de literafrica; tengo pendiente tomar mis notas

  10. Colleen Moore Colleen Moore says:

    Fabulous existentialist novel set in Zaire amongst corruption war and alcoholism

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