A novel immersed in the beauty of the 1940s French colonial Africa, God’s Bits of Wood focuses on the plight of the African railroad workers and their real life strike against the French railroad owners. The men struggle to improve the quality of their lives while their wives and daughters are evolving their place in their own oppressive society as they all battle with the ramifications of a strike.
God’s Bits of Wood
by Ousmane Sembene
Ousmane Sembene was born in 1923 in Ziguinchor, Senegal. The son of a fisherman, Sembène received virtually no formal Western education; he worke...
The Senegalese writer and filmmaker Ousmane Sembène (born 1923) is one of Africa's great contemporary novelists and the father of African cinema. His work is characterized by a concern with ord...