Sunday , May 29 2022

David Diop, the voice of the drums


PORTRAIT – Goncourt High School crowns "Brother Soul," one of the most beautiful and powerful novels of the literary season. The story of a Senegalese soldier has become angry at the death of his best friend.

David Diop has accumulated almost two hats: one of the most flattering of the writer, most often mentioned in the autumn prize lists and after disillusionments of Femina, Médicis, Goncourt and Renaudot, the most glorious, the accursed author. The delegates of high school students (nearly 1,200 students) gathered Thursday in Rennes fortunately broke the curse. They did not follow the speech of old Goncourt, as their general secretary, Didier Decoin, stating on Wednesday, Nov. 7 that "Goncourt should not be the veterans' price."

It is true that in 2013 the price had already borne Pierre Lemaitre Goodbye there . But was that a good reason? Instead of celebrating the armistice and sacrifice of millions of people, the second novel (after Universal attraction published in 2012 at Harmattan by a university professor who staged these Senegalese rifles who, from Chemin des Dames …

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