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Je suis quelqu'un : roman

Author: Aminata Aidara
Publisher: [Paris] : Gallimard, [2018]
Series: Continents noirs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : FrenchView all editions and formats
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"'I am someone who saw a child one day, an infant who has disappeared. I am someone who knows a secret. Probably I know it for a long time, because it does not destroy me to learn about it. I am shocked, however, that my father says the name aloud: "the son of the Other!" Nobody has ever done it, name the unspeakable.' A secret haunts the members of a broken family between France and Senegal. But one day in June,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Senegalese fiction (French)
Novels
Fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aminata Aidara
ISBN: 9782072780110 207278011X
OCLC Number: 1050742221
Description: 349 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Continents noirs.
Responsibility: Aminata Aidara.

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"'I am someone who saw a child one day, an infant who has disappeared. I am someone who knows a secret. Probably I know it for a long time, because it does not destroy me to learn about it. I am shocked, however, that my father says the name aloud: "the son of the Other!" Nobody has ever done it, name the unspeakable.' A secret haunts the members of a broken family between France and Senegal. But one day in June, the silence breaks. Thus begins a quest for truth where different voices unfold. That of Penda, the mother, who gives herself in a diary, and that of Estelle, her daughter, through cathartic delusions. Faced with them, the elusive Eric keeps trouble with his promises. In turn, the characters unravel the strings of time and unmask the historical injustices that shape our intimate lives. In this polyphonic novel we go through the beautiful districts of Dakar, where where dramas are consumed without exceeding the hedges of the villas. We also explore the cities and squats of Paris. To discover that what seems to all the ruin of a family is, in reality, its redemption."--

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