The King of Kahel

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The King of Kahel
Author Tierno Monénembo
Original title Le Roi de Kahel
Translator Nicholas Elliott
Country Guinea
Language French
Publisher AmazonCrossing
Published in English
November 2, 2010
Pages 304 [1]
ISBN 0-9825550-7-5

The King of Kahel (French: Le Roi de Kahel) is a 2008 French-language novel by Guinean author Tierno Monénembo. It won the 2008 prix Renaudot.[2] It was translated in 2010 to English by Nicholas Elliott and published by AmazonCrossing,[3]'s translated fiction publishing imprint. The King of Kahel was AmazonCrossing's premier book.[2][4]

The novel is loosely based on the true story of French colonialist Aimé Olivier de Sanderval[5] who in the late 19th century attempted to establish himself as King in the highland region of Fouta Djallon, in Guinea.



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