Senegal’s book industry celebrates Mohamed Mbougar Sarr’s Goncourt award


Senegal’s book industry has risen to the wave of Mohamed Mbougar Sarr’s Goncourt award. The 31-year-old sensation is rekindling interest in Senegalese writers after she won France’s top literary award earlier this month.

Also on the show: a group of rangers in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been showing us that defending animals from poachers is far from “a man’s job.” Our reporters take us to meet the new protectors of one of the largest and oldest national parks in Africa.

And the baby turtles are once again thriving off the Senegalese shores. With tourism and construction struggling since the pandemic, a rare advantage is the return of threatened and endangered species.