AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Cheikh Hamidou Kane

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Music / “Francophone Africa’s Achebe”

In January this year Chimurenga Magazine proposed a soundtrack for Cheikh Hamidou Kane’s 1961 novel, L’Aventure Ambigue, which they dubbed “Francophone Africa’s answer to China Achebe’s Things Fall Apart. The songs selected here follow Samba Diallo’s journey from the Glowing Hearth koranic school to Paris and back to West Africa – featuring Rail Band, Miriam