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Mohamed Mbougar Sarr

Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, born in 1990, attended the prestigious military school Prytanée Militaire in Saint-Louis, Senegal, before moving to France, where he is currently studying at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) in Paris. His first novel, Terre ceinte, received the Ahmadou Kourouma literary prize as well as the Grand Prix du Roman Métis. In 2018, he became the youngest writer to have been awarded the World Literature Prize, for his second novel Silence du choeur. De purs hommes is his third novel.