Mbougar Sarr Mohamed © DR Philippe Rey
Ausverkauft: Der Literarische Salon mit Mohamed Mbougar Sarr
Zu Gast bei Guy Helminger und Navid Kermani:
Since the publication of his first novel, Mohamed Mbougar Sarr has been showered with awards. Yet the Senegalese author is only 32 years old. Now, with "Man's Most Secret Memory," one of his novels is finally available in German. And what a novel it is. Both stylistically and thematically, Sarr dares to do a lot: He tells a labyrinthine crime story that spans three continents as well as a century, and at the same time reflects profoundly on the nature of poetry. And as if that were not enough, his novel also offers a radical examination of the legacy of colonialism and the present of racism. Yes, Sarr dares much-and triumphs. It is no coincidence that he was the first Senegalese to receive France's most important literary award, the Prix Goncourt, and that "The Most Secret Memory of Man" is simultaneously being translated into 22 languages.