The Belly of the Atlantic

The Belly of the Atlantic

by Fatou Diome

Translated by Ros Schwartz and Lulu Norman

Published by: Serpent's Tail

Imprint: Serpent's Tail

192 Pages, 5.10 x 7.80 x 0.50 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781852429034
  • Published: September 2008


“This charming, vivid and poetic book captures the poignancy of immigrant life and all the unresolved pain of Africa's relationship with its former colonial powers.”—Michela Wrong

Salie lives in Paris. Back home on the Senegalese island of Niodior, her football-crazy brother Madické counts on her to get him to France, the promised land where foreign footballers become world famous. The story of Salie and Madické highlights the painful situation of those who emigrate. It is a moving account of one of the great tragedies of our time.