bondage

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bondage

(in medieval Europe) the condition and status of unfree peasants who provided labour and other services for their lord in return for holdings of land
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For the uninitiated who missed the debates the first time around, the present volume relates how Ouologuem's historical novel, once considered a great gift to Africa and the rest of the world, became showered with epitaphs such as "an original ransacking of Western, Islamic and African literature" and "the forced bondage or plagiarizing of other texts" (Miller), "a paste-up of unoriginal material" (Sellin), "a fascinating textual patchwork" (Chaulet-Achour), "the most controversial novel ever written by an African writer" (Hale), "the charges of plagiarism appear to be well substantiated" (Soyinka), and other controversial statements.