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The lies Fanta's husband Rudy told in Senegal begin to catch up with them both. Can Rudy hold on to his life in France or will he be destined to follow his father's murderous path?

Reading Europe - France: Three Strong Women - over the next 18 months Radio 4 takes you on a journey across Europe exploring the best in contemporary literature.

In this award winning and best-selling French novel Marie NDiaye explores the immigrant experience and the power of humanity. Caught between France and Africa, three women take flight, and their lives are altered forever.

Part 2

Fanta's story continues, as the lies her husband Rudy told in Senegal begin to catch up with them both. Can Rudy hold on to his life in France or will he be destined to follow his father's murderous path?

Back in Dakar a penniless widow, Khady Demba, is forced to join the masses of migrants embarking on a terrifying journey to reach European shores.

Adapted for radio by Pat Cumper
From a translation by John Fletcher.

Directed by Helen Perry
A BBC Cymru/Wales Production

Marie NDiaye is French novelist and playwright. She is the first black woman to win France's most prestigious literary prize - the Prix Goncourt - for Three Strong Women in 2009. The novel was also long-listed for The 2014 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award and it was a fianlist for the 2013 Man Booker International Prize.

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Sat 28 Jan 2017 21:00

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Role Contributor
Fanta Rakie Ayola
Khady Susan Wokoma
Norah Nikki Amuka-Bird
Rudy Alun Raglan
Lamine Eric Kofi Abrefa
Madame Menotti Janice Acquah
Trafficker Ben Onwukwe
Maman Sharon Morgan
Manille Jude Akuwidike
The Fisherman's Son Solomon Israel
Djibril Cosmo Bawler
Author Marie NDiaye
Adaptor Pat Cumper
Director Helen Perry

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