An African in Paris
In 1959, when Un Ngre Paris first appeared, the French still held West Africa under colonial rule. Dadie's observations and subtle parodies of Parisian manners and morals are entertaining and poignant, charming yet profound.
- Paperback | 184 pages
- 149.86 x 220.98 x 15.24mm | 181.44g
- 01 Jun 1994
- University of Illinois Press
- Baltimore, United States
Back cover copy
Writing in an informal, episodic style, Bernard Dadie recounts a young African man's first journey to France, from the exhilarating moment when he obtains his ticket through a humorous and fascinating tour across the City of Light.
"These travel reports present a vision of France through the eyes of a naive traveler, whose irony, humor, and quality of observation remind me very much of Montesquieu's Lettres Persanes."--Elisabeth Mudimbe-Boyi, Duke University