Best Read [Aminata Sow Fall] ↠ The Beggars' Strike || [Spirituality Book] PDF ✓

By Aminata Sow Fall | Comments: ( 739 ) | Date: ( May 26, 2020 )

The sight of disease ridden beggars in the streets is giving the town a bad name, and the tourists are starting to stay away If the Director of Public Health and Hygiene can get rid of them he will have done a great service to the health and economy of the nation not to mention his own promotion prospects A plan of military precision is put into action to rid the streeThe sight of disease ridden beggars in the streets is giving the town a bad name, and the tourists are starting to stay away If the Director of Public Health and Hygiene can get rid of them he will have done a great service to the health and economy of the nation not to mention his own promotion prospects A plan of military precision is put into action to rid the streets of these verminous scroungers.But the beggars are organized, too.They know that giving alms is a divine obligation and that Allah s good will is vital to worldly promotion So when the beggars withdraw their charitable service, the pious city civil servants and businessmen start to panic.


  • Title: The Beggars' Strike
  • Author: Aminata Sow Fall
  • ISBN: 9780582002432
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Aminata Sow Fall

Aminata Sow Fall born 1941 is a Senegalese born author While her native language is Wolof, her books are written in French.She was born 1941 in Saint Louis, Senegal, where she grew up before moving to Dakar to finish her secondary schooling After this, she did a degree in Modern Languages in France and became a teacher upon returning to Senegal She was a member of the Commission for Educational Reform responsible for the introduction of African literature into the French syllabus in Senegal, before becoming director of La Propri t litt raire The Literary Property in Dakar 1979 88 She was appointed the first woman president of Senegal s Writer s Association in 1985 In 1990 she founded the publishing house ditions Khoudia from



Comments The Beggars' Strike

  • Caroline

    This is very much in the vein of my observation in the review of my 2017 reading of African books, where I mentioned that several of them centered around the inventive ways that everyday people find to get around, or back at, authoritarian rulers, be they imperialists or some of their successors. Aminata Sow Fall writes about Senegal. Her short novel was published in 1979. The tone is somewhat similar to Thiong’o’s Wizard of the Crow without the ‘magic realist’ (for lack of a better term [...]


  • Marieke

    I'm wavering between three and four stars. I liked the book; in many ways it's very nearly perfect. the problem is, i'm not sure how to understand the ending. i'm not sure if the author has a position on the problem her story described, or if her intention was simply to paint a picture of Senegalese life at that moment in time. Regardless of the ending, and whether or not it means anything, i really enjoyed "seeing" the role of the marabout. It's something I've read a lot about in scholarly arti [...]


  • Rand

    Droll. If the only political fable you can name off of the top of your head is by that gadfly Orwell, give this a whirl.This story adroitly demonstrates the importance of collective bargaining and the danger in forgetting one's origins.


  • ThePeoplesProf

    The Beggars' StrikeAuthor: Aminata Sow FallOriginal title in French: La Grève des bàttu (1979)I have a lot of love for this book. Aminata Sow Fall, a Senegalese author who writes in French, sets her story in an unnamed country in West Africa. In light of a decline in tourism, Mour Ndiaye, the Director of the Department of Public Health and Hygiene, decides to rid the city of its homeless population by means of violent raids, harassment, imprisonment and forced displacement. The beggars, who re [...]


  • Tessa

    This is one of the best books I have ever read. We all take our own position in society, however tenuous it may be, for granted. The books alternative title is The Dreggs of Society and the story portrays how all elements including the dreggs are a vital part of humanity. Many events in this country (England) have led to similar purges of 'undesirables' from town centres in an attempt to present a version of our way of life that is at odds with reality. This story shows with a poetic precision t [...]


  • Justin

    Nothing particularly poignant about this novel, but it was a quick, engaging read.


  • Matías Pérez Ojeda Del Arco

    Imperdible para entender sobre el poder de los marabouts, el fervor religioso Senegalese, la clase política postcolonial corrompida, a lo Xala de Ousmane Sembene Es una de esas novelas que describen ya décadas atrás, los problemas contemporáneos, y emerge como un ejemplo práctico de la literatura como fuente de reflexión. Por ejemplo, con esas políticas de nettoyage de las calles en favor del llamado desarrollo.


  • tartaruga fechada

    "nowadays, people who live a long way away, in Europe and the United States of America, White people especially, are beginning to take an interest in the beauty of our country. These people are called tourists. You know, in the old days these White people came to rob and exploit us; now they visit our country for a rest and in search of happiness. That is why we have built hotels and holiday villages and casinos to welcome them.""He had lain at the hospital for five days without treatment, becau [...]


  • sweet pea

    this is a novel that has stuck with me, spurring a re-read. while the concept of the story is uniquely african (and muslim), the topics raised are intriguing to think about applied to any culture. what is the social function of beggars? can the affluent survive without them? do people have a moral mandate to give to the poor? along the way, the book also delves into questions of corruption in government, sex roles and womyn's liberation, and class struggles. An intriguing read.


  • Anetq

    Hvad gør man når ens hellige mand har påbudt én at slagte en tyr og give den til tiggerne i alle byens nabolag, for at man kan blive vicepræsident - men man selv har smidt tiggerne ud af byen? Og tiggerne har sågar besluttet sig til at holde op med at tigge, så folk må køre langt uden for byen til tiggernes hus for at aflevere de almisser, de som gode muslimer skal give.En fin lille sag om politik, ambitioner, religiøs dobbeltmoral og kvinderoller i skred fra Senegal.


  • Tayo

    I absolutely love this book, read for my literarture class in high school and read it in my african literature class during my undergraduate study. Captures the different classes in the society, Aminata Sowfall isnt a name you would forget after reading this book.


  • Lychee

    Clever set-up, very funny in parts. Would like to read more criticism about it and would then likely have more appreciation for it. Learned that a play based on the book was performed at the Children's Theater Company in Minnesota back in 2001 -- that would've been great to see.


  • Shafaat Abubakar

    this book is very interesting


  • Amy

    One of my favorite books.


  • Ss

    its related to the strike of beggers


  • Dick Powis

    (Read in original French.)


  • Dorandosmash

    file


  • Polly Lebl

    Took me a few starts as I tried to absorb the names of who's who.but once I got going I really liked the perspective on it.


  • Claire Chat de bibliothèques

    Un petit bijou à la fois amusant et très sérieux, très bien écrit ! Un coup de coeurroniquesdunchatdebibliothequ


  • Opeyemi

    I LEARNT THAT WE SHOULD BE WILLING TO HELP THE NEEDY,AND THAT WE SHOULD NOT HELP THE NEEDY UNTIL WE ARE IN NEED OF THEM


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