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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Read the World - Guinea - The King of Kahel

Book: The King of Kahel
Author: Tierno Monenembo
Pages: 306
Book takes place in the country: yes (around 50%)
Author is from the country: YES
I have visited: NO

This is my 157th book for the year.

Ticking off another African country book!

This is the story of Frenchman Olivier de Sanderval.  He made his way to Guinea, Africa, in the late 1800s  to conquer the empire of Fouta Djallon.  The book takes us through his want to make a kingdom for himself in Guinea, and build a railroad in this part of the world.  Loosley based on his real life, this book gives us a picture of what de Sanderval went through to accomplish his goals in this part of the world.

This book was fair.  It was hard to follow at times, but for the most part, a good story.  It had some comic parts and left me wandering if this is how the author viewed de Sanderval's move to Africa and his want to be king, or this is how this man actually was.  The story is wild - back and forth between France and Guinea during de Sanderval's late adult life.

I am keeping this for my Guinea book for now.  I don't think there are many books or authors from this country, so it stays.

Stars: 3

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