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Booker Prize: Damon Galgut’s The Promise is a reminder of South Africa’s continued and difficult journey to a better future

Daniel Conway, University of Westminster This article may contain spoilers. Damon Galgut, a white South African playwright and novelist, has won the 2021 Booker Prize for his novel The Promise, a satirical portrait of a white family living in Pretoria in post-apartheid South Africa. The story is a very personal one for Galgut, who grew up in Pretoria and witnessed …

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David Diop: his haunting account of a Senegalese soldier that won the Booker prize

Portrait of French-Senegalese author David Diop whose novel has won the 2021 International Booker prize. JOEL SAGET/AFP via Getty Images Caroline D. Laurent, Harvard University Born to a French mother and a Senegalese father, David Diop has won the prestigious annual International Booker prize for translated fiction. He shares the prize with his translator Anna Moschovakis for the novel, At …

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