University of Illinois Press, 1994 Paper: 978-0-252-06408-1 | Cloth: 978-0-252-02039-1 Library of Congress Classification E169.12.D3213 1994 Dewey Decimal Classification 973.0496073
ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
ABOUT THIS BOOK
In 1959, when Un Negre a 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.
Bernard Binlin Dadie (b. 1916), a cofounder of Presence Africaine, is part of the generation of African writers who began to publish under its auspices during the 1950s. Un Nigre a Paris is among his fifteen books of poetry, drama, tales, and travel writings. Karen C. Hatch, a professor of English at California State University, Chico, has also translated Dadie's novel, Climbie, and a collection of his folktales, La Pagne Noir.