Quitter Dakar (B1) - Sophie-Anne Delhomme
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Several years after the death of his mother, a young Frenchman returns to Dakar, the city of his childhood. Manuela, his mother, was an elusive woman, alternately tender and careless, distant and seductive. She loved Dakar passionately and in this city a man who made her unhappy. To return to Dakar after her death is to try to reconnect with childhood, to try to give meaning to his life. But does tracing the footsteps of the past make it possible to fall in love with Dakar again?