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Diop, Boubacar Boris 1946-

Overview
Works: 64 works in 246 publications in 6 languages and 6,096 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romance fiction  Biography  Military history 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Translator, Interviewee, Scenarist, Actor, Publishing director, Opponent
Classifications: PQ3989.2.D553, 843.914
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Most widely held works by Boubacar Boris Diop
Murambi : the book of bones by Boubacar Boris Diop( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In April of 1994, nearly a million Rwandans were killed in what would prove to be one of the swiftest, most terrifying killing sprees of the 20th century. In Murambi, The Book of Bones, Boubacar Boris Diop comes face to face with the chilling horror and overwhelming sadness of the tragedy. Now, the power of Diop's acclaimed novel is available to English-speaking readers through Fiona Mc Laughlin's crisp translation. The novel recounts the story of a Rwandan history teacher, Cornelius Uvimana, who was living and working in Djibouti at the time of the massacre. He returns to Rwanda to try to comprehend the death of his family and to write a play about the events that took place there. As the novel unfolds, Cornelius begins to understand that it is only our humanity that will save us, and that as a writer, he must bear witness to the atrocities of the genocide. From the novel: "If only by the way people are walking, you can see that tension is mounting by the minute. I can feel it almost physically. Everyone is running or at least hurrying about. I meet more and more passersby who seem to be walking around in circles. There seems to be another light in their eyes.I think of the fathers who have to face the anguished eyes of their children and who can't tell them anything. For them, the country has become an immense trap in the space of just a few hours. Death is on the prowl. They can't even dream of defending themselves. Everything has been meticulously prepared for a long time: the administration, the army, and the [militia] are going to combine forces to kill, if possible, every last one of them."--Publisher's description
Murambi : le livre des ossements : roman by Boubacar Boris Diop( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman historique
The knight and his shadow by Boubacar Boris Diop( Book )

24 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in French and English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant tour de force, The Knight and His Shadow tells the tale of Lat-Sukab'̌s quest to find his former lover, Khadidja, who writes him to "come before it's too late. " As Lat-Sukab ̌recounts his past with Khadidja, reality shape shifts and takes on a dreamlike quality. He describes how Khadidja is hired by a wealthy stranger to sit before an open door and tell stories into an uncertain darkness, unable to see the person to whom she speaks. Like Lat-Sukab ̌and Khadidja, the reader feels farther from home with every page, as the world turns and morphs. With those shifts, the symbolic order, the basis of meaning and sanity, begins to tremble. Postmodernist sensibilities meet postcolonial concerns in this lyrical novel from a master of Senegalese literature
Africa beyond the mirror by Boubacar Boris Diop( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in French and English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays reflecting the point of view of an African intellectual expose the lies hiding behind clichés about Africa and growing racism against its people
Le temps de Tamango ; suivi de, Thiaroye terre rouge by Boubacar Boris Diop( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in French and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kaveena by Boubacar Boris Diop( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in French and English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dark and suspenseful novel tells the story of a fictitious West African country caught in the grip of civil war. The dispassionate and deadpan narrator, Asante Kroma, is a former head of Secret Services and finds himself living with the corpse of the dictator, a man who once ruled his nation with an iron fist. Through a series of flashbacks and letters penned by the dictator, N'Zo Nikiema, readers discover the role of the French shadow leader, Pierre Castaneda, whose ongoing ambition to exploit the natural resources of the country knows no limits. As these powerful men use others as pawns in a violent real-life chess match, it is the murder of six-year-old Kaveena and her mother's quest for vengeance that brings about a surprise reckoning
Les tambours de la mémoire by Boubacar Boris Diop( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in French and Spanish and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La reine Johanna Simentho du royaume de Wissombo. Fiction ou réalité? Qu'importe puisque sa magie existe. Puisqu'elle porte le souffle de l'indépendance de la liberté et de la dignité
Négrophobie by Boubacar Boris Diop( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dénonciation de ce que les auteurs appellent le néoracisme français envers l'Afrique à travers notamment la critique des livres "Négrologie" (S. Smith) et "Je suis noir mais je n'aime pas le manioc."
Les traces de la meute : roman by Boubacar Boris Diop( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Dunya, petite ville lointaine, le Maître du pays se remémore le geste de l'ancêtre qui fonda sa lignée en terrassant le monstre Dum-Tiébi. Le passé dit avec splendeur les silences du présent et le récit lui-même devient une myriade de parole éclatées
Les petits de la guenon : roman by Boubacar Boris Diop( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nguirane Faye, un vieillard, se console de l'absence de son petit-fils Badou, émigré dans un pays lointain, en consignant dans des carnets ses émotions et ses réflexions sur sa propre vie, l'histoire de ses aïeux, l'histoire politique du Sénégal, avec ses tragédies et ses espérances, et les écrivains wolofs. A sa mort, Ali Kaboye en continue la rédaction en interpellant Badou
Le temps de Tamango : roman by Boubacar Boris Diop( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in French and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A la fois fiction et engagement contre les régimes despotiques mis en place en Afrique après les indépendances, la trame futuriste du récit met en scène des intellectuels africains, qui, en 2063, tentent de comprendre et d'interpréter la politique en Afrique dans les années 70
L'Afrique au secours de l'Occident by Anne-Cécile Robert( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in French and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doomi golo : the hidden notebooks by Boubacar Boris Diop( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

África.es : 7 escritores españoles en África( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La gloire des imposteurs : lettres sur le Mali et l'Afrique by Aminata Traoré( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afrique(s) : écritures contemporaines by Boubacar Boris Diop( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La nuit de l'Imoko : récits by Boubacar Boris Diop( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saison d'amour et de colère : poèmes et nouvelles du Sahel( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portraits de journalistes et de cinéastes africaines by Ch Dan-Inna( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

África más alla del espejo by Boubacar Boris Diop( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Murambi : the book of bones
Alternative Names
Boubacar, Boris Diop 1946-

Boubacar Boris Diop scenarioschrijver uit Senegal

Boubacar Boris Diop scrittore senegalese

Boubacar Boris Diop senegalesischer Schriftsteller, Journalist und Drehbuchautor

Boubacar Boris Diop Sengalese writer

Bubakar Bóris Jóob 1946-

Jóob, Bubakar Bóris

Jóob, Bubakar Bóris 1946-

Диоп, Бубакар Борис

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