Beyond the Door of No Return by David Diop

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David Diop takes us on an epic Senegalese journey filled with orality, alongside naturalist Michel Adanson, who has come to discover this land and its rich flora. There, he learns the tales and legends of the inhabitants, as well as the mystery and horror that surround the island of Gorée, that much-vaunted ‘door of no return’ for so many men and women.
In a setting as rich as it is deadly, David Diop depicts a love story as splendid as it is tragic, as well as a denunciation of colonial exploitation and the slave trade.
David Diop’s magnificent writing keeps us on our toes from start to finish.

Beyond the Door of No Return by David Diop, FSG. In 2021, David Diop was the laureate of the International Booker Prize.

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