Jules NDotty

Festins du deuil

Born in Senegal, Jules Ndotty (Jules Mansaly, civil status) holds a master's degree in grammar/linguistics (in English) from the Gaston Berger University in Saint-Louis (Senegal), a master's degree in Linguistics and Language Sciences from the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, and a PhD in Linguistics and Language Sciences from the University of Cologne, Germany. He has taught English in Middle and High School; he has been a visiting lecturer at Assane Seck University in Ziguinchor and at Banjul University in the Gambia. He is the author of Et un temps pour parler (novel, 2014), Festins du deuil (short stories, 2015), Les Songes de Nseka (novel, 2016), Étude linguistique des proverbes balant (2017), Dictionnaire des proverbes balant (2018), Fragments de Mémoire (novel, 2018). He is also the editor of the Dictionnaire du Balanta – Ganja, a Balanta-French dictionary (2017). In 2017, he was nominated for the Grand Prix du Président de la République pour les Lettres for his novel « Les Songes de Nseka »              

Wednesday, March 6

6:30 pm

at l'Alliance française

This Wednesday at 6:30 pm, he will primarily talk about his book “Festins du deuil” (2015, ed. Jets d’Encre): “How do you prepare to study in Europe when you live in Africa? Does equality exist in interracial couples? And how can you assimilate quietly in a society as a foreigner? These are the questions presented by the heroes of the essays gathered in this book.”
This book is a collection of texts that recount the experiences of heroes from Africa and more specifically from Senegal who settled in Cologne, Germany.
"In a new life where the realities are not the same with the mix, the clash of cultures, integration and social inequalities in Germany at the time," says the author, he wants to show how to integrate easily in an unknown environment.
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