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Mohamed Mbougar Sarr

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Mohamed Mbougar Sarr was born in Dakar, Senegal, in 1990. He studied literature and philosophy at L'École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris. Brotherhood, his first novel, won the Grand Prix du Roman Métis, the Prix Ahmadou-Kourouma, and the French Voices Grand Prize. The president of Senegal named him a Chevalier of the National Order of Merit. In 2021, he won the Prix Goncourt for The Most Secret Memory of Men, becoming the first author from sub-Saharan Africa to win the award and one of the youngest at only thirty-one years old.

Books by Mohamed Mbougar Sarr

The Most Secret Memory of Men

The half-million copy bestseller from a young Senegalese star, the first winner of the Prix Goncourt from Sub-Saharan Africa

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