DASHURI TË EGRA (Amours sauvages) – Author: Calixthe Beyala

DASHURI TË EGRA (Amours sauvages) – Author: Calixthe Beyala

If Eve-Marie left Africa for Paris-Belleville, it was while thinking of the values of the French Republic: “Liberty, equality, fraternity”. But to be free, you still have to have a job and a husband. Work, Eve-Marie found it. It consists of selling her sublime buttocks at a low price, hence her pretty nickname “Mademoiselle Bonne-Surprise”! For the husband, it is another matter. Because, when she left her country, Eve-Marie did not lose her color, black as ebony. So, to the three pillars of democracy, she added a motto: diversity. Her husband, she wants him local color, white as snow! Between humor and despair, Calixthe Beyala tells the bittersweet chronicle of a colorful community, divided between centuries-old traditions and the sometimes painful adaptation to a foreign land. Because how far should the desire for integration go? Is diversity necessarily doomed to success?