God's Bits of Wood (Ousmane Sembène)

“Real misfortune is not just a matter of being hungry and thirsty; it is a matter of knowing that there are people who want you to be hungry and thirsty”

“Real misfortune is not just a matter of being hungry and thirsty; it is a matter of knowing that there are people who want you to be hungry and thirsty”

Senegal / 1960

This is a classic novel set in the 1940s about the Senegalese railroad strike during French colonialism. Originally written in French and translated to English by Francis Price. Fun fact, Ousmane Sembène (1923-2007) is known as "the father of African cinema."

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