The Most Secret Memory of Men (MP3 CD)

The Most Secret Memory of Men By Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, Lara Vergnaud (Contribution by), Leon Nixon (Read by) Cover Image
By Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, Lara Vergnaud (Contribution by), Leon Nixon (Read by)
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LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD The first Sub-Saharan African winner of France's top literary prize, the Goncourt. In 2018, Di gane Latyr Faye, a young Senegalese writer in Paris, discovers a legendary book from the 1930s, The Labyrinth of Inhumanity. No one knows what became of its author, once hailed as the "Black Rimbaud," after the book caused a scandal. Enthralled by this mystery, Di gane decides to search for T.C. Elimane, going down a path that will force him to confront the great tragedies of history, from colonialism to the Holocaust. Alongside his investigation, Di gane becomes part of a group of young African writers in Paris. Together they talk, drink, make love, philosophize about the role of exile in artistic creation. Di gane grows particularly close to two women: the seductive Siga, who holds so many secrets, and the photojournalist A da, impossible to pin down. The Most Secret Memory of Men is an astonishing novel about the choice between living and writing, and the desire to transcend the divide between Africa and the West. Above all, it is an ode to literature and its timelessness.
Product Details
ISBN: 9798874639952
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: March 12th, 2024
Language: English