[CULTURE-BOOK] – EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with MOHAMED MBOUGAR SARR, born on 20 June 1990 in Dakar, Senegal, is a Senegalese French-speaking novelist and winner of the 2021 Goncourt Prize for “The Most Secret Memory of Men”.
MOHAMED MBOUGAR SARR Mbougar joined the Prytanée militaire de Saint-Louis in Senegal in 2002. He was named “Best Student at the 2009 General Competition”. In 2015, he was awarded the “Stéphane Hessel Prize for his book “La Cale”, then the “Grand prix du roman métis et le “Prix du roman métis des lycéens pour son ouvrage “Terre ceinte” édité chez Présence africaine, and also the “Prix Ahmadou-Kourouma 2015” for the same book ‘Surrounding Earth’. It is followed by the ‘Prize for the Métis novel for readers’, ‘Prix littéraire de la Porte Dorée’ and ‘Prix littérature monde 2018’ for its book ‘Silence du chœur’ also published by Présence africain. The “Transfuge Prize for Best French Novel 2021” was awarded for his latest book “The Most Secret Memory of Men”. And finally, the consecration, it closes with the “Prix Goncourt 2021”.