Contrasting Images of Traditional African Political Systems in Francophone Sub-saharan Novels

  • Uche A. Ogike, PhD Madonna University Nigeria
Keywords: African Politics, Political system, Literature, English Language, Francophone Sub-saharan Novels.


African francophone novels furnish detailed and interesting information about the traditional African sociopolitical institutions and systems of government. Djibril T. Niane's Soundjata and Yambo Oulogem's Le devoir de violence tell the story of ancient African empires. Jean Malonga's La ende de M'Pfou Ma Mazono and Nazi Boni's Cr駱uscule des tempsanciens deal with the system of chieftaincy. The traditional African monarchy is described in Paul Hazoume's Doguicimi and Camara Laye's Le regard du roi.