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John M. Olin Library, Ginkgo Reading Room

Conference and Round Table with Author and Goncourt Prize Winner Mohamed Mbougar Sarr

Join us for a conference and round table discussion with Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, the first writer from sub-Saharan Africa to be awarded France’s oldest and most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt, for his fourth novel The Most Secret Memory Of Men (trans. by Lara Vergnaud, Other Press).

Lionel Cuillé, director of the French Connexions Center of Excellence, and Ama Bemma Adwetewa-Badu, assistant professor of English, will join Sarr in discussion.

A book signing, with the support of Left Bank Books, and reception will follow the presentation.

Free and open to all.

Organized by the French Connexions Center of Excellence with support from the Center of Humanities, the Department of African and African-American Studies, the Department of English, the Center of the Literary Arts, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, the cultural services of the French Embassy in Washington D.C, and the University Libraries.