Kourouma, Ahmadou; Poller, Nidra (Translator). San Francisco: Mercury House (1993). First Edition. Trade paperback. xii, 254 pp. A clean, attractive copy. “In a fictional African country, Djigui Keita, the king of Soba, finds that ancestral magic, faith in Allah, and baked-mud fortifications are insufficient defenses against French troops and the humiliation of colonialism.” Book: Very Good. Dust Jacket: .