The stories proposed in this award-winning novel by Marie NDiaye follow the intractable destinies of characters keen to remain true to themselves in spite of harrowing challenges. These tales explore the remote corners of the human psyche and allow readers to penetrate some of its mystery. The awe-inspiring style of the author invites mental wandering and upon turning the last page of this volume, readers will ponder the meaning of life, the weight of personal experience, the power of the mind and the universality of the human condition. Full review of the book.
[Posted July 2014]
This site proposes an overview of works by female African authors writing in French and others closely associated with Sub-Saharan Africa. It provides an opportunity to find out more about the authors' life and interests and to get acquainted with their novels, short stories, plays and poetry.
This overview of texts written by women writers of African origin and others who have a close relationship with Africa, is sponsored by The School of Humanities at The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia. This project has been made possible thanks to the support provided by the women writers mentioned in this website, the Australian Research Council (ARC), the journal Amina and innumerable colleagues and collaborators.
Discipline of European Languages and Studies, French
The University of Western Australia
Created: 24 December 1995
Last updated: 01 July 2014