Doomi golo by Boubacar Boris Diop

IMG_0515Set in Dakar, Senegal. Reviewed on 2018/04: https://www.instagram.com/p/BhQXf5Gnhaa/

This is definitely a great example of the amazing work #universitypress achieve by making sure we somehow have access to diverse books. Let’s be honest a highly #dreamlike multi voiced story in #wolof and written mainly for a #senegalese audience is not going to be super attractive to everyone else. It was interesting to read #diop himself saying how reluctant he was to allow translations of this book. I personally enjoyed the #multilayered structure of the story. It felt like every #notebook were unveiling another deeper level into the main character’s journey, into his #identity and ultimately the country’s identity. Having said that, I don’t think I was mentally prepared to the deeply historical and complicated cultural references and innuendos. This is a story definitely for those interested in the #hidden episodes and stories within the identity of #senegalFor the rest of us, there are millions other levels which will pass inadvertently. #recommended #senegaleseliterature#doomigolo #thehiddennotebooks #dakar#boubacarborisdiop#michiganstateuniversitypress#pastgenerations #oralliterature #sagesse

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