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Three Strong Women

Marie NDiaye

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France, Senegal, Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Fiction in translation, Gender studies: women

Three women face a journey that will change their lives forever.

Three women who almost had it all...

Norah thinks she has made it when she qualifies as a lawyer in Paris; Fanta works her way into a prestigious teaching job in her home city; Khady runs a cafe with her loving husband - now all she wants is a child.

But family ties, broken or reasserted, will force each woman to face a journey from France to Africa or from Africa to France that will take the future out of their hands and change their lives forever.

Domineering fathers, weak lovers, the perilous road of the refugee - they will need all their courage and inner strength if they are to overcome.

From Man Booker International Prize finalist, Marie NDiaye.

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Marie NDiaye

Marie NDiaye was born in France in 1967. She published her first novel at seventeen, and has won the Prix Femina (Rosie Carpe in 2001) and the Prix Goncourt (Three Strong Women, 2009). Her play "Papa Doit Manger" has been taken into the repertoire of the ComA die FranA aise. Her novel Ladivine (translated by Jordan Stump) was longlisted for the Booker International Prize in 2016, and in 2020 she was awarded the Prix Marguerite Yourcenar for her entire body of work. She lives in Paris.

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