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1.THE BOOK

ALMAMY, L'AGE D'HOMME D'UN LETTRE MALIEN

The reader of Almamy s' childhood memoirs now encounters him as a mature man in the 1950 s through
1990 s. He is now a Koranic teacher dedicated to his students, but also a great lion hunter. He breeds ostriches, practices itinerant commerce, and has not lost his taste for adventure.
Thus, he pursues the recounting of his amazing life,
However, his existence will soon undergo a dramatic change. In 1962, he leaves the Niger river for Abidjan, where he becomes Amadou Hampâté Bâ's assistant. Then, after his return to Mali, he enters the " Institut des Sciences Humaines" in Bamako and participates in numerous research missions.
In the book, he also recalls his thoughts and feelings during his first travels to France.
The book provides us with first person insights into an exceptional life, spanning several social worlds. His testimony possesses astonishing acuity, combining humour, humanism, and spirituality.


2. THE AUTHORS

Almamy Yattara was born in the twenties in the Guimballa region of Mali, south-west of Timbuctoo, in the middle of the loop of the Niger river.

Bernard salvaing (Paris I University, Centre de recherches africaines, 9 rue Malher 75004 Paris, email salvaing@univ-paris1.fr) recorded the story of Almamy Yattara s'life during long and numerous interviews.


3. HOW TO FIND THE BOOK ?

The book can be found in most of the great bookshops in France (level 1 bookshops)

or in most specialised french Africanist bookshops

or by internet in most "on line" bookshops.

or be ordered in every French bookshop.


 

Publisher :EDITIONS GRANDVAUX - 18410 BRINON-SUR-SAULDRE

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