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CHARACTERS Ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo ↠ 9 FREE READ REVIEW Las tinieblas de tu memoria negra Set during the last years of Spanish rule in Euatorial Guinea Shadows of Your Black Memory presents the voice of a young African man reflecting on his childhood Through the idealistic eyes of the nameless protagonist Donato Ndongo portrays the cultural conflicts between Africa and Spain ancestral worship competing with Catholicism and tradition giving way to modernity The ba. As part of my ongoing uest to read a book from every country I picked up Shadows of your Black Memory as a book from Euatorial Guinea It is a childhoodcoming of age novel that sets up the conflict between traditional and western cultures particularly in this case between traditional religion and CatholicismWhich at this point in the exercise is not a description that fills me with excitement because nearly all the literature of the post colonial world seems to be about the conflict between tradition and western culture andor modernity Certainly the stuff which makes it into English translation And it s also pretty common to tell it as the story of a young person growing up caught between two worldsSo I didn t pick it up with much enthusiasm but actually it s a really good novel It is simply very well written vivid fresh and engagingHere s one of the Catholic bitsWhen I was eight I knew Father Claret s catechism by heart and my favourite book was his Straight and Sure Path to Heaven The horror of eternal condemnation didn t allow me to be a child I didn t go to the Wele River with Ba any I couldn t learn how to make those bamboo toy cars that I loved so much even though cousin Asumu offered to teach me many times I didn t carve arrows to shoot at birds any I didn t go swimming in the Nganga River with my friend Otunga or my cousins Anton and Mbo Even today I don t know how to swim I didn t have a hunting dog and I didn t know how to make a cage for trapping fish All this was for other children now for the ones who weren t fortunate enough to be touched by the grace of God What s the use of all that fun and idleness if in the end your soul is damned forever Father Claret the saintly one asked me this as I read his book and I had no choice I had to acknowledge that the most important part of my life was my soul and to be saved I had to avoid useless amusements the silly games of my friends my cousins the brothers in my tribe It was shortly before I was nine when I got into the habit of saying Mass from a little altar I made for myself in my room in front of the crucifix Father Ortiz had given me and under the religious things I had on the wall the Eye of God triangle and some prints that were brought to me by my father s white friends the Little Prayer Book served as missal Alone in my room when no one was looking when my little brothers succumbed to the midday sun I got all dressed up in a bed sheet and pretended it was a priest s chasuble and started to say Mass in nomine Patris et Filii et Spritus Sancti and I made the sign of the cross I a sinner confess to Almighty God and the Blessed Mary Ever Virgin Saint Michael the Archangel John the Baptist and to Apostles Peter and Paul and all the saints and I beat my little breast in contrition mea culpa mea culpa mea maxima culpa and I almost forgot the kyrie eleison kyrie eleison Christe eleison Christe eleison then the intraito oremus and I turned my head ceremoniously then in silent fervor I genuflected gloria in excelsis Deo and I recited it all without knowing what I said in a Latin I learned from listening to Father Ortiz so muchSo yup I really enjoyed this one Well worth picking up I d be uite interested in reading the seuel if it was available in English And I often forget to mention translators but credit is certainly due in this case so the translation is by Michael Ugarte Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone part of my ongoing uest to read a book from every country I Pretend God Is Deaf picked up Shadows of your Black Memory as a book from Euatorial Guinea It is a childhoodcoming of age novel that sets up the conflict between traditional and western cultures Cased Images Tintypes KwikGuide particularly in this case between traditional religion and CatholicismWhich at this Las Puertas Del Amor point in the exercise is not a description that fills me with excitement because nearly all the literature of the Discoveries Voodoo Search for the Spirit Discoveries 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and I didn t know how to make a cage for trapping fish All this was for other children now for the ones who weren t fortunate enough to be touched by the grace of God What s the use of all that fun and idleness if in the end your soul is damned forever Father Claret the saintly one asked me this as I read his book and I had no choice I had to acknowledge that the most important Deadshifted part of my life was my soul and to be saved I had to avoid useless amusements the silly games of my friends my cousins the brothers in my tribe It was shortly before I was nine when I got into the habit of saying Mass from a little altar I made for myself in my room in front of the crucifix Father Ortiz had given me and under the religious things I had on the wall the Eye of God triangle and some The Hole of the Pit prints that were brought to me by my father s white friends the Little Prayer Book served as missal Alone in my room when no one was looking when my little brothers succumbed to the midday sun I got all dressed up in a bed sheet and The Essential Jim Brickman Vol 4 PianoVocalChords pretended it was a Teddy priest s chasuble and started to say Mass in nomine Patris et Filii et Spritus Sancti and I made the sign of the cross I a sinner confess to Almighty God and the Blessed Mary Ever Virgin Saint Michael the Archangel John the Baptist and to Apostles Peter and Paul and all the saints and I beat my little breast in contrition mea culpa mea culpa mea maxima culpa and I almost forgot the kyrie eleison kyrie eleison Christe eleison Christe eleison then the intraito oremus and I turned my head ceremoniously then in silent fervor I genuflected gloria in excelsis Deo and I recited it all without knowing what I said in a Latin I learned from listening to Father Ortiz so muchSo yup I really enjoyed this one Well worth Calling Me Home picking up I d be uite interested in reading the seuel if it was available in English And I often forget to mention translators but credit is 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CHARACTERS Ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo ↠ 9 FREE READ REVIEW Las tinieblas de tu memoria negra Ckdrop of a nation moving toward a troubled independence parallels the young man’s internal struggle to define his own identityIn this bildungsroman Donato Ndongo masterfully exposes the cultural fissures of his native land “Spanish Guinea” is a heated sensual landscape with exotic animals and trees ancient rituals ghosts saints and sinners We come to know the narrator. Euatorial GuineaSummer is a good time to temper emotions and regain strengthYes this is an afternoon to rememberSince leaving the seminary I tremble each time I receive a letter from my father My mother and father are deeply disappointed I wrote a long and thoughtful letter explaining my decision They don t understand itThere s a lot of witchcraft around here black witchcraft it only causes death white people also have their witchcraft but they perform in the light of day it produces clothes cars airplanes canned sardines in olive oil that you like so much bicycles and lots of thingsFrom the moment of disintegration the bitter sensation that all was lost irrevocably and foreverAnd you took your last look back remember as if to confirm to yourself that you had left your dear motherland behind for good or as a desire to preserve the face of your mother mu poor mother but they had already disappeared from your view and your life All Night Long A Nannies Novel parallels the young man’s internal struggle to define his own identityIn this bildungsroman Donato Ndongo masterfully exposes the cultural fissures of his native land “Spanish Guinea” is a heated sensual landscape with exotic animals and trees ancient rituals ghosts saints and sinners We come to know the narrator. Euatorial GuineaSummer is a good time to temper emotions and regain strengthYes this is an afternoon to rememberSince leaving the seminary I tremble each time I receive a letter from my father My mother and father are deeply disappointed I wrote a long and thoughtful letter explaining my decision They don t understand itThere s a lot of witchcraft around here black witchcraft it only causes death white The Freeze Frame Revolution perform in the light of day it The New York Review and Atheneum Magazine Vol 2 produces clothes cars airplanes canned sardines in olive oil that you like so much bicycles and lots of thingsFrom the moment of disintegration the bitter sensation that all was lost irrevocably and foreverAnd you took your last look back remember as if to confirm to yourself that you had left your dear motherland behind for good or as a desire to His Christmas Cowgirl Wildflower Ranch #6 poor mother but they had already disappeared from your view and your life

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CHARACTERS Ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo ↠ 9 FREE READ REVIEW Las tinieblas de tu memoria negra ’s extended family the people of his village merchants sorcerers and Catholic priests; we see them critically at times even humorously yet always with compassion and a magical dignity Michael Ugarte’s sensitive translation captures the spirit of the original Spanish prose and makes Ndongo’s powerful gripping tale available to English speaking readers for the first time. The author was born in Euatorial Guinea and tells the story of his life and education interspersed with various philosophical and religious musings It is a mixture of his memories and his later interpretations with the usual counterpoint of colonial and traditional attitudesI enjoyed parts of the book and the author expresses himself very well but the book was somehow lacking in warmth and did not engage me as much as it could have done Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya people of his village merchants sorcerers and Catholic Twisted priests; we see them critically at times even humorously yet always with compassion and a magical dignity Michael Ugarte’s sensitive translation captures the spirit of the original Spanish The Exploration of the Male Anatomy prose and makes Ndongo’s All Night Long A Nannies Novel philosophical and religious musings It is a mixture of his memories and his later interpretations with the usual counterpoint of colonial and traditional attitudesI enjoyed

  • Hardcover
  • 180
  • Las tinieblas de tu memoria negra
  • Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo
  • English
  • 05 October 2019
  • 9780974888125