The belly of the Atlantic by Fatou Diome

IMG_0593Set in Niodior, Senegal. Reviewed on 2018/04: https://www.instagram.com/p/BhUkZt2Hl92/

I was just reading that #fatoudiome based this book in some of her own #personal experiences. In my opinion, #autobiographical stories either achieve #genius status or go completely flat. #thebellyoftheatlantic fell somewhere in between. I so wanted to adore this book. #diome deals with so many pressing issues in this book: #immigration #hopelessness#dreams But there is definitely something lacking here. Only the main character seemed alive to me. Also the plot felt #repetitive and slightly predictable. However I’m going to #recommend this book anyway. Mostly because I want to read more and more poetry by #fatoudiomé and these are issues pertinent to all of us. #senegaleseliterature #niodior#senegal #serpentstail #soccer#leventredelatlantique #immigrantstories#paris

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