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Doomi Golo

Doomi Golo

(2016)
The Hidden Notebooks
A novel by

 
The first novel to be translated from Wolof to English, Doomi Golo - The Hidden Notebooks is a masterful work that conveys the story of Nguirane Faye and his attempts to communicate with his grandson before he dies. With a narrative structure that beautifully imitates the movements of a musical piece, Diop relates Faye's trauma of losing his only son, Assane Tall, which is compounded by his grandson Badou's migration to an unknown destination. While Faye feels certain that his grandson will return one day, he also is convinced that he will no longer be alive by then. Faye spends his days sitting under a mango tree in the courtyard of his home, reminiscing and observing his surroundings. He speaks to Badou through his seven notebooks, six of which are revealed to the reader, while the seventh, the "Book of Secrets," is highly confidential and reserved for Badou's eyes only. In the absence of letters from Badou, the notebooks form the only possible means of communication between the two, carrying within them tunes and repetitions that give this novel its unusual shape: loose and meandering on the one hand, coherent and tightly interwoven on the other. Translated by Vera Wulfing-Leckie and El Hadji Moustapha Diop.

 
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Paperback Editions

November 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: Doomi Golo - The Hidden Notebooks (African Humanities and the Arts)
Author(s): Boubacar Boris Diop
ISBN: 1-61186-214-0 / 978-1-61186-214-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
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Kindle Editions

November 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Doomi Golo-The Hidden Notebooks (African Humanities and the Arts)
Author(s): Boubacar Boris Diop
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
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