Senegalese book industry celebrates Mohamed Mbougar Sarr’s Goncourt Prize


The Senegalese book industry is riding the wave of Mohamed Mbougar Sarr’s Goncourt Prize. The 31-year-old sensation is rekindling interest in Senegalese writers after winning France’s top literary prize earlier this month.

Also on the show: a group of women rangers in the Democratic Republic of Congo showed us that defending animals against poachers is far from “a man’s job”. Our reporters take us to meet the new protectors of one of the oldest and largest national parks in Africa.

And baby turtles are thriving again on the Senegalese coast. With tourism and construction struggling since the pandemic, a rare benefit is the return of threatened and endangered species.


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