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Fatou Diome

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Fatou Diome

Fatou Diome was born in Senegal and lives in Strasbourg. She is the author of Le ventre de L'Atlantique, translated into English by Lulu Norman and Ros Schwartz and published as The Belly of the Atlantic.

Articles by Fatou Diome

Ports of Madness
By Fatou Diome
“We have art in order not to die of the truth.”—Friedrich Nietzsche, The Will to PowerA gray hood, a red shawl, woolen gloves, tight knit socks, leather boots, a big fleece sweater, Dacron…
Translated from French by Edward Gauvin
from “The Belly of the Atlantic,” Chapter One
By Fatou Diome
The first free kick goes to the Italians. Madické's delighted. They've rallied, he thinks, and that reassures him. But his optimism's soon frustrated. The Dutch value their honor. They…
Translated from French by Lulu Norman & Ros Schwartz
From “The Belly of the Atlantic”
By Fatou Diome
He gave me everything: the secret of letters, of numbers, the key to the world.
Translated from French by C. Dickson