Marie NDiaye

Marie NDiaye


Born
in Pithiviers, France
May 04, 1967

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Marie NDiaye was born in Pithiviers, France, in 1967; spent her childhood with her French mother (her father was Senegalese); and studied linguistics at the Sorbonne. She started writing when she was twelve or thirteen years old and was only eighteen when her first work was published. In 2001 she was awarded the prestigious Prix Femina literary prize for her novel Rosie Carpe, and in 2009, she won the Prix Goncourt for Three Strong Women.


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Coração Apertado

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Rosie Carpe

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Papa doit manger

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“The beam of light flashed across her own face and she thought, Yes, me, Khady Demba, still happy to utter her name silently and to sense its apt harmony with the precise, satisfying image she had of her own features and of the Khady heart that dwelled within her to which no one but she had access.”
Marie NDiaye, Three Strong Women

“Me parecía que mi talento iba debilitándose paulatinamente. ¿Por qué no conseguía ser una bruja decente?, me preguntaba en tales ocasiones. ¿Carecía acaso de voluntad, de entusiasmo, de coraje? No me agradaba lo bastante el poder, me decía, ni me desagradaba lo bastante la fatalidad".”
Marie NDiaye, La Sorcière

“Me entró entonces la duda de si habría poseído alguna vez un don que no fuese el de la fabulación; llegué a dudar, incluso, de la existencia de los poderes que las mujeres de mi familia materna habían creído poseer. Era posible que se tratase sólo de supersticiones, me decía; quizá tanto yo como mi madre, con su supuesta y gran destreza, lo único que habíamos hecho era creernos a pies juntillas -hasta el punto de dar por cierto cuanto creíamos ver- los cuentos de unas infelices, de unas pobres ancianas sumisas y candorosamente malévolas, como mi crédula abuela,la madre de mi madre, que tanto entusiasmo sentía por la adivinación.”
Marie NDiaye, La Sorcière

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