Bàmmeelu Kocc Barma by Bubakar Bóris Jóob (Signed by Author)
At the heart of this novel the reader will find one of the 1884 victims of the sinking of the Joola in September 2002. This young woman named Kinne Gaajo, one of the greatest poets of her time, had a perfect command of the Wolof language and also valued most of all her personal freedom. Her story is told with passion and a rare lucidity by Njéeme Pay who, in doing so, plunges us back into the tormented poetic world of her childhood friend. This is acclaimed Senegalese writer Boris Boubacar Diop second novel in Wolof - the first, Doomi Golo, is reviewed here.