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Ramata, the beautiful wife of the almighty Senegal's Justice Minister, goes to Le Dantec hospital in Dakar, where, after a series of incidents, just ends with the killing of the gatekeeper of the maternity hospital. Ngor Ndong. Police corruption and politics will soon be responsible for washing out the murder and the case is hereby closed. For Ramata the fact sinks into ...more
Paperback, 346 pages
Published by Roca (first published 2000)
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Orsodimondo
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: senegal, africa
VITA A SPIRALE
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Katoucha Niane, in arte Katoucha, ex modella, scrittrice, attivista, ha alle spalle una storia di vita che ricorda molto quella di Ramata, linterprete perfetta.

Ramata è prima di tutto un magnifico ritratto di donna, così possente che qualcuno si spinge a paragonarla a Emma Bovary.

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Il film omonimo è del 2008, diretto da Léandre-Alain Baker.

Ndione adotta una formula classica: la storia viene raccontata allo scrittore, che quindi non si identifica col narratore, al bar da un avventore,
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Bakulalu
Jan 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Se hace complicado en un inicio, seguir los nombres e identificar a todos los personajes, pero te vas familiarizando con ellos con el paso de las páginas. Imaginas un Senegal cargado de contrastes, cargado de esencias, semidesértico y tropical, inundado de sensaciones contrapuestas. Por una parte la opulencia con la que viven las oligarquías senegalesas y, por otra, el resto de ciudadanos de "segunda" entre los que destacan los Ndong. Y entre medias toda esa serie de intermediarios, el médico, ...more
Laura
Sep 18, 2018 rated it liked it
A convoluted novel, the story of Ramata interspersed with excerpts of Senegalese history, customs and descriptions of society and traditional mores. I found it hard to follow the narrative at times as there are quite a few digressions that do not really contribute much to the story. However, the magic of Senegal is all encompassing and the beauty of the narrative lies in the passion for this country, the colours, the stories, the joints and the diverse peoples. I would venture to add that there ...more
Yaiza
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
Vaig decidir llegir aquest aquest llibre perquè anava de viatge al Senegal i volia ambientar-me. El llibre ha complert aquesta funció. No obstant, per a mi la història és massa enrevessada i té força parts supèrflues i inversemblants... No el recomanaria si no és per ambientar-se sobre el Senegal.
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Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's amazing! I love this book I couldn't stop reading I just keep doing it and is maybe me but I got into the story just five minutes after start it
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