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Cameroonian Djaili Amal Becomes Winner of Prix Goncourt des lycéens in France
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Posted on December 3, 2020, 10:04 am
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With her book, Les Impatientes which was published on September 4th, in France, Cameroonian Djaili Amadou Amal has become winner of Prix Goncourt des lycéens 2020, one of the most prestigious French Literary Prize.

Cameroonian Djaili Amal Becomes Winner of Prix Goncourt des lycéens in France

It was after reading Amadou’s book and two thousand secondary school students aged between 15 and 18 in France choose it, that she was awarded the literary prize on Wednesday December 2nd, 2020.

Djaili Amadou Amal

The plight of women in the Northern parts of Cameroon and circumstances preventing them from living up to their full potentials is highly presented in the 300-page, Les impatientes.

Djaili Amadou Amal

It should be recalled that this same book missed France’s oldest and most celebrated literary award, the Prix Goncourt which was awarded to novelist Hervé Le Tellier, a trained mathematician and former scientific journalist.

Les Impatientes is the republished version of Munyal, les larmes de la patience

Les Impatientes is the republished version of Munyal, les larmes de la patience which was published in Cameroon in 2017. In Africa first edition in 2019 and the Pan African literary prize the same year it earned Djaili Amal, the Orange book prize.

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