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Mohamed Mbougar Sarr becomes first sub-Saharan writer to win France’s Goncourt Prize

Senegalese author Mohamed Mbougar Sarr has actually come to be the very first writer from Subsaharan Africa to win the French Goncourt Reward with his unique “One of the most secret memory of guys” (” La plus secrète mémoire des hommes”).

” I am certainly extremely satisfied, extremely honoured,” the 31-year-old stated. “The Goncourt Academy sends out a really solid signal to many individuals, to start with to the French literary globe, naturally, however additionally to all participants of the French-speaking globe.”

Senegalese writer Mohamed Mbougar Sarr presents for journalism after being granted with the Prix Goncourt literary reward in Paris, Nov 3 2021 BERTRAND GUAY/AFP

Explained by the French author Philippe Rey as “a love tune for literary works and also its ageless power”, the prizewinning book is centred on an outrageous message released in the 1930s. A mission occurs that challenges Africa and also the West in alleviation versus the history of Manifest destiny.

The champion of the Goncourt Reward obtains a symbolic cheque of 10 euros however a warranty that their book will certainly be released in hundreds of duplicates. Previous victors consist of Marguerite Duras in 1984 for the unique “the enthusiast” which ended up being a ticket office success.

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