Senegal’s Mohamed Mbougar Sarr wins top French Literary Goncourt prize
06 November 2021 | 10:49 am
France's oldest and most prestigious literary prize is won by a Sub-Saharan African writer for the first time. Senegal's Mohamed Mbougar Sarr impressed the judges with his novel "The Most Secret Memory of Men". But first, world leaders pledge more support for Africa, a continent which has contributed the least to climate change but which bears the brunt of rising temperatures and environmental disasters.