Edem Awumey

Edem
Awumey

Edem Awumey was born in Togo in 1975. His first novel, Port-Mélo, won the Grand prix littéraire d’Afrique noire, one of the most distinguished literary prizes in Africa, and his second novel, the French edition of Dirty Feet (Les pieds sales), was a finalist for one of France’s most prestigious literary awards, the Prix Goncourt. Awumey now lives in Canada, where he is a teacher.

Edem Awumey was born in Togo in 1975. His first novel, Port-Mélo, won the Grand prix littéraire d’Afrique noire, one of the most distinguished literary prizes in Africa, and his second novel, the French edition of Dirty Feet (Les pieds sales), was a finalist for one of France’s most prestigious literary awards, the Prix Goncourt. Awumey now lives in Canada, where he is a teacher.

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