September 23, 2023

Ndjékéry wins the 7th edition of the prize for his novel, There is no Rainbow in Paradise.

By Editor

Il n’y a pas d’arc-en-ciel au paradis (There is no Rainbow in Paradise) by Chadian writer, Noël Ndjékéry, has been declared the winner of the 2022 Prix Hors Concours.

Using the story of a young slave, the book tells a history of the trans-Saharan slave trade in Chad.

The judges for this year’s prize included Isabelle Motrot, Ilana Moryoussef, Stéphanie Khayat, Inès de la Motte Saint-Pierre, and David Medioni.

Nétonon Noël Ndjékéry
Nétonon Noël Ndjékéry

The Prix Hors Concours was created in 2016 by the Académie Hors Concours, and rewards French-speaking authors who were published by independent publishers. 

Nétonon Noël Ndjékéry is the author of La descente aux enfers (1984), Sang de kola (1999), Chroniques tchadiennes (2008), and Mosso (2011).

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