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WS91 Bilingual Book Group "The Promise" (La Promesse), by Damon Galgut

  • 09 Sep 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Remote Online (Zoom)

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Damon Galgut's Booker Award-winning novel The Promise is a brutal, emotional novel charting South Africa's turbulent transition from apartheid to multiracial democracy. Structured around four funerals, The Promise goes to the heart of political instability, resentment, and renewal.

The Booker jury described The Promise as "a spectacular demonstration of how the novel can make us see and think afresh," comparing it to the work of William Faulkner and Virginia Woolf.

Damon Galgut compose une œuvre fauve, débridée, apocalyptique, où dans les cendres des espoirs morts, brillent encore quelques braises d'humanité. Il suffit qu'une promesse, une seule soit tenue, pour croire encore à des lendemains meilleurs." -Les Echos

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