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Ken Bugul

from Jul 1, 2017 – Dec 31, 2017

Ken Bugul
  • Country: Senegal
  • Born: 1947
  • Latest publication: The Abandoned Baobab: The Autobiography of a Senegalese Woman. University of Virginia Press, 2008.

‘Ah, the singing of the cicadas in the thicket of this heat, a shrill undertone trembling through this atmosphere of glowing, rhythm and dance. The peace was shattered. This penetrating cry beneath the baobab! The donkey cocked its ears, the cockerel plumped up its comb to make it even more red, even more vain. I pressed the amber beads even deeper into my ear.’ (From The Abandoned Baobab, Translation by Catherine Hales)

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