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Who is Solibo Magnificent? Patrick Chamoiseau wrote a novel that not only recounts an investigation over a storyteller’s life but also it gives a look into the Creole language and the effects that time had on such a language. Chamoiseau tells a story of a magnificent storyteller who dies while telling one of his great tales but there is question as to how he died and why someone would harm him. Upon interviewing all the witnesses, Inspector Pilon comes to the realization, brought about by a jobber named Pipi, that we must look beyond the obvious question of who killed Solibo but exactly who was Solibo. Solibo Magnificent was an extraordinary man whom the townspeople of Fort-de- France adored. Patrick Chamoiseau was not only the author but also a key character in the novel. Chamoiseau is the narrator that tries to capture the true essence of the Creole culture and the traditions surrounding its people. By doing this though he directly contradicts everything that Solibo stands for. Solibo is a symbol of the Creole language
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course WL 327 taught by Professor Noidea during the Fall '07 term at Augustana.

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