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God's Bits of Wood

At first glance, it's not immediately apparent why Sembène Ousmane would choose such an unusual title for the book. However, the mystery is somewhat elucidated when the novel tells of how Houdia...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2020 6:17 pm UTC

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God's Bits of Wood

Females play a variety of important roles in God's Bits of Wood, including traditional family roles such as sisters, daughters, wives, and mothers. An important aspect of the novel’s development is...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 2:42 am UTC

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God's Bits of Wood

God's Bits of Wood revolves around the epic railroad strike that took place in colonial West Africa from 1947 to 1948. Initially, the strike broke out over bread and butter issues such as pay and...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2019 6:08 am UTC

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God's Bits of Wood

The directive to "treat as a friend who treats you as a friend, treat your master as an enemy" is based upon an implicit assumption that someone who treats you as a friend must treat you as an...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2019 3:14 pm UTC

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God's Bits of Wood

God’s Bits of Wood is a novel written by Ousmane Sembène, which was first published in 1960. The novel is about a railroad strike in Senegal and its impact on the local people. The main theme of...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2020 1:53 pm UTC

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God's Bits of Wood

Ousmane Sembène primarily uses visual imagery but also includes text such as dialogue and speeches that evoke aural imagery as well. Along with describing individual characters, the author shows...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2019 3:29 am UTC

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God's Bits of Wood

Throughout this great novel, Sembène Ousmane portrays the French colonial powers which ruled Senegal at the time as an organization which ran the colony for its own benefit. They did not care for...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2020 1:01 pm UTC

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God's Bits of Wood

Upon initial reflection, this seems like a very Christian phrase, but it has no direct parallel within the Bible. There are, however, several passages of scripture that relate to it, albeit...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2020 5:29 pm UTC

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