La Mas Recondita Memoria de Los Hombres
by Mohamed Mbougar Sarr
1938: African writer T. C Elimane, known as the black Rimbaud, publishes a novel entitled The Labyrinth of the Inhuman. Controversy breaks out, he is accused of plagiarism, the author disappears and his work becomes a cursed book. 2018: the young African writer residing in Paris Diégane Latyr Faye discovers the lost novel and decides to investigate the missing author. With the help of an enigmatic woman and a group of young African writers, the protagonist embarks on a journey in search of a myth and perhaps also of himself. The clues take him to the Buenos Aires of Sur magazine, Gombrowicz and Sabato, to alleged acts of witchcraft, to a man divided between two cultures, to ghosts of the past and ghosts of the present. What happened to Elimane? What was hidden behind the scandal that sank his career?