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Free read Å Beyond the Rice Fields ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB The first novel from Madagascar ever to be translated into English Naivo’s magisterial Beyond the Rice Fields delves into the upheavals of the nation’s past as it confronted Christianity and modernity through the twin narratives of a slave and his master’s daughterFara and her father’s slave Tsito have been close since her father bought the boy after his forest village was destroyed Now in Sahasoa a. This story is so original and that in and of itself is very refreshing I found the two narratives of Fara and Tsito compelling and their perspectives unusual and innovative They struggle through life s obstacles but I felt the storytelling about their lives was new and pushed my expectations and experiences beyond what I have read in other books I was truly invigorated by this author and how he crafted this bookThere is intrigue and a few mysteries that are confronted and uncovered But wow with an intricate plotting and many new elements or new approaches to story elements this book took me to a different time and a different place I was engrossed by these characters and what they went though This read was so immersiveThis book is touted as the first from Madagascar to be translated into English from the original French the author is a Madagascar native and writes in French I believe Naivo is a ethnocultural and linguistic native to Madagascar and thus provides an insider s touch And because he writes in French and English he has already helped bridge some of the linguistic gapsHere s a link to an interview with the translator

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Free read Å Beyond the Rice Fields ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Es enveloped by tyranny superstition and fear With captivating lyricism propulsive urgency and two unforgettable characters at the story’s core Naivo unflinchingly delves into the brutal history of nineteenth century Madagascar Beyond the Rice Fields is a tour de force that has much to teach us about human bondage and the stories we tell to face and hide from ourselves each other our pasts and our destini. Beyond the Rice Fields is the first novel from Madagascar ever to be translated into English and for that reason alone it is a worthy and fascinating read We are transported to a 19th century Malagasy village where slaves zebu hunters missionaries and locals are woven into a story that is told through the eyes of the slave Tsito and the girl FaraWhen Tsito s forest village is destroyed he is captured and sold as a slave to the zebu hunter Rama We follow his story his aspirations his fears as he grows and falls in love with the only child of the family Fara We also follow Fara s story as she discovers Antananarivo the City of Thousands and becomes involved with the missionariesWritten by Naivo and translated from the French by Allison M Charette this novel will surprise and inform Some Malagasy language has been preserved in the narrative which gives the book a rich flavour We read about unusual traditions and superstitions and what must be an important record of the oral tradition of storytelling in Madagascar At times this novel feels over ambitious and the main characters stories are lost among the dense historical political and cultural detail I received a free copy of this book for review purposes Body Electric urgency and two Istituzioni Di Diritto Civile Italiano, Vol. 6 unforgettable characters at the story’s core Naivo Turn Your Debt Into Wealth unflinchingly delves into the brutal history of nineteenth century Madagascar Beyond the Rice Fields is a tour de force that has much to teach The War of the Ember Guardians of Ga'Hoole #15 us about human bondage and the stories we tell to face and hide from ourselves each other our pasts and our destini. Beyond the Rice Fields is the first novel from Madagascar ever to be translated into English and for that reason alone it is a worthy and fascinating read We are transported to a 19th century Malagasy village where slaves zebu hunters missionaries and locals are woven into a story that is told through the eyes of the slave Tsito and the girl FaraWhen Tsito s forest village is destroyed he is captured and sold as a slave to the zebu hunter Rama We follow his story his aspirations his fears as he grows and falls in love with the only child of the family Fara We also follow Fara s story as she discovers Antananarivo the City of Thousands and becomes involved with the missionariesWritten by Naivo and translated from the French by Allison M Charette this novel will surprise and inform Some Malagasy language has been preserved in the narrative which gives the book a rich flavour We read about Du bist was du schläfst unusual traditions and superstitions and what must be an important record of the oral tradition of storytelling in Madagascar At times this novel feels over ambitious and the main characters stories are lost among the dense historical political and cultural detail I received a free copy of this book for review purposes

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Free read Å Beyond the Rice Fields ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Mongst the cattle and rice fields everything is new for Tsito and Fara at last has a companion But as Tsito looks forward to the bright promise of freedom and Fara backward to a dark long denied family history a rift opens between them just as British Christian missionaries and French industrialists arrive and violence erupts across the country Love and innocence fall away and Tsito and Fara’s world becom. This story is mainly about two people Fara and her father s slave Tsito They have been close ever since they were children Tsito came to the family when his village was destroyed Fara is glad to have a companion and Tsito feels he must always protect her There lives entertwine even after Tsito leaves her father s service and Fara grows up and falls in love with another They always find their way back to each other drawn by familiarity and then loveHowever their lives are torn apart by tyranny and superstition Fara s mother is brought to trial for being a witch All people in the area who claim themselves to be Chrisitan are sentenced to renoucne their religion or die While Fara and Tsito are not Christians they find themselves caught up in the fear and superstition of the reigning family and are not sure they can escape deathThis was an interesting read I say that because I think the Kindle translation was poor I have ordered the book to add to my Read The World shelf and I am interested to see the differences I am sure for the most part it will be accurate but the Kindle addition kept calling Christ Kristy So it had some errorsThe story is wild with many twists and turns Fara and Tsito grow up in this book uickly in the 360 pages It is not an easy read it took a lot of concentration to get through it but it was worth it There are many MANY characters a lot of them with very long very similar names so you need to been on your game to keep it all straightI am glad I read it There is one really great uote in the book that I think is worth sharingLove is like rice when you transplant it it grows but never in the same way It retains a bittersweet memory of its first soils Every time it s uprooted it dies a little every time it s replanted it loses a piece of its soil But it also bears fruit

  • Paperback
  • 358
  • Beyond the Rice Fields
  • Naivo
  • en
  • 08 August 2018
  • 9781632061317