Aminata Sow Fall

Aminata Sow Fall is a renowned Senegalese author known for her work in French-language literature. Born on April 27, 1941, in Saint-Louis, Senegal, she is considered one of the pioneers of Francophone African women's literature. Her novels often explore social issues within Senegalese society, such as poverty, gender, and the clash between modernity and tradition. Some of her notable works include 'La Grève des bàttu' (The Beggars' Strike) and 'L'Appel des arènes' (The Call of the Arenas). She has received numerous awards for her contributions to literature and remains an influential figure in African literary circles.


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  1. 1. The Beggars' Strike

    The novel is a satirical exploration of a West African city where the local government decides to rid the streets of beggars, only to find that their absence disrupts the social order. The city's residents, who once relied on giving alms to the beggars as a means of securing their own spiritual salvation, are thrown into a moral crisis. The beggars, organized by a shrewd and charismatic leader, leverage their importance in the community and initiate a strike, refusing to accept alms, which leads to unforeseen consequences for the city's economy and the citizens' sense of identity. The story delves into themes of power, tradition, and the complex role of beggary in society, challenging the readers' perceptions of charity and social justice.

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