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In 1947-48 the workers on the Dakar-Niger railway staged a strike. In this vivid, timeless novel, Sembene Ousmane envinces the color, passion, and tragedy of those formative years in the history of West Africa.

AUTHOR: Sembene Ousmane 

Binding: Paperback, 248 pages
Pub Date: July 29, 1995
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.6 x 7.7 inches
ISBN-10: 0435909592
ISBN-13: 978-0435909598
Publisher: Pearson

Biographical Note:

Sembene Ousmane, the film director, and writer was born in Senegal and worked as a fisherman before attending l'Ecole de Ceramique at Marsassoum. He then worked as a plumber, a bricklayer, and an apprentice mechanic in Dakar.  After the war, he became a docker and trade union leader in Marseilles, and out of this experience, he wrote Le Docker Noir (1956). He had also published Oh Pays, mon Beau Peuple (1957), L'Harmattan (1964) and the collection of stories, Voltaique (1962), which was translated as God's Bits of Wood and appears in the African Writers Series (AWS). He has made several films including one of Le Mandat (translated as The Money Order with White Genesis AWS). His film of Xala met with great success in the New York film festival.