Sara Boulyain


After her father’s death Aminata decides to leave France, where she has always been feeling out of place. She had been separated from her mother at the age of eight and hadn’t seen her since, but still hopes to find her in Burkina Faso. Once in Bobo she gets to meet parts of her family, yet she has to recognize that she still feels like a stranger. In Paris, Ester, a wealthy white lady, is being taught an African language by her housemaid Mariam, who has come to France forty years ago. NOTRE ÉTRANGÈRE tells two stories of rootlessness and interweaves its protagonists fates between France and Africa.
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