White War, Black Soldiers: Two African Accounts of World War I by Bakary Diallo, Lamine Senghor
English | February 24th, 2021 | ISBN: 1624669514, 1624669522 | 199 pages | True EPUB | 2.72 MB
Strength and Goodness (Force-Bonté) by Bakary Diallo is one of the only memoirs of World War I ever written or published by an African. It remains a pioneering work of African literature as well as a unique and invaluable historical document about colonialism and Africa's role in the Great War. Lamine Senghor's The Rape of a Country (La Violation d'un pays) is another pioneering French work by a Senegalese veteran of World War I, but one that offers a stark contrast to Strength and Goodness. Both are made available for the first time in English in this edition, complete with a glossary of terms and a general historical introduction.