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Three Strong Women

(2012)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel (nominee)
In this new novel, the first by a black woman ever to win the coveted Prix Goncourt, Marie NDiaye creates a luminous narrative triptych as harrowing as it is beautiful.

This is the story of three women who say no: Norah, a French-born lawyer who finds herself in Senegal, summoned by her estranged, tyrannical father to save another victim of his paternity; Fanta, who leaves a modest but contented life as a teacher in Dakar to follow her white boyfriend back to France, where his delusional depression and sense of failure poison everything; and Khady, a penniless widow put out by her husband's family with nothing but the name of a distant cousin (the aforementioned Fanta) who lives in France, a place Khady can scarcely conceive of but toward which she must now take desperate flight.

With lyrical intensity, Marie NDiaye masterfully evokes the relentless denial of dignity, to say nothing of happiness, in these lives caught between Africa and Europe. We see with stunning emotional exactitude how ordinary women discover unimagined reserves of strength, even as their humanity is chipped away. Three Strong Women admits us to an immigrant experience rarely if ever examined in fiction, but even more into the depths of the suffering heart.


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August 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Three Strong Women
Author(s): Marie NDiaye
ISBN: 0-307-59469-6 / 978-0-307-59469-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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April 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Three Strong Women
Author(s): Marie NDiaye
ISBN: 0-85705-056-7 / 978-0-85705-056-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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May 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Three Strong Women: A novel
Author(s): Marie NDiaye
ISBN: 0-307-74133-8 / 978-0-307-74133-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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April 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Three Strong Women
Author(s): Marie NDiaye
ISBN: 0-85705-107-5 / 978-0-85705-107-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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April 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Three Strong Women
Author(s): Marie NDiaye
ISBN: 0-85705-057-5 / 978-0-85705-057-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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December 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Three Strong Women
Author(s): Marie NDiaye
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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August 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Three Strong Women
Author(s): Marie NDiaye
Publisher: Vintage
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