My heart hemmed in

The French author Marie Ndiaye has published several books and other works of literature. She has Senegalese roots, through her father who is a Senegalese man. She only met her father for the first time when she had reached the age of 15 years. Two years later she published her first book. 

Here is part of her novel ‘my heart hemmed in’, written in French, but fortunately for many of us translated into English.  

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