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The King of Kahel

The King of Kahel

Author(s): Tierno Monénembo

Location(s): Guinea

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

Tierno Monenembo’s The King of Kahel was originally published in France in 2008 and was the winner of the French literary prize, the prix Renaudot, which is awarded to the author of an outstanding original novel.  Loosely based on the life of Olivier de Sanderval, a man who journeyed to Guinea to build an empire by conquering the hostile region of Fouta Djallon, the book exposes how Sanderval braves all dangers to build a railway that will bring modern civilization to Africa.

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