Le Monde on the 19th Nov 1968 said of Yambo Ouologuem..."An exceptional being who no doubt, like Leopold Sedar Senghor, was one of the rare intellectuals of international stature presented to the world by Black Africa."
"Ouologuem, from a vantage point uniquely his own, reveals a world in which white colonialism is preceded by black and Arab colonialism, In his endeavor to demystify African history, he is kin to Frantz Fanon. In the lyrical intensity of his images -- French critics have compared him to Rimbaud -- He is powerfully himself. He is the voice of an Africa unknown to the West, articulate here for the first time." Said the Publisher, Book Cover
Christopher Wise says in his book "Yambo Ouologuem postcolononial write, Islamic Militant"... "Ouologuem's decicion to return to Mali and wash his hands of writing in French was an incalculable loss to world literature."
These are just a few that I have in English.
Here is a link to a site that shows a few pages from the book in English, maybe after reading it you can come back and comment? www.nathanielturner.com/nightofthegiants.htm