“Tropic of Violence” comes to Iranian bookstores

March 1, 2019 - 18:42

TEHRAN – French-Mauritian writer Nathacha Appanah’s novel “Tropic of Violence” (Tropique de la violence) has recently been published in Persian by Ofoq Publications in Tehran.

Translated by Marzieh Armin, the 2016 book, which is narrated by five different characters, tells the story of Marie, a nurse on the island of Mayotte, who adopts an abandoned baby, names him Moise and raises him as a French boy. 

As he grows up, Moise struggles with his status as an outsider and to understand why he was abandoned as a baby. When Marie dies, he is left alone, ending up in the largest slum on Mayotte, nicknamed “Gaza”.

The book was the winner of the Prix Femina des Lyceens in 2016, as well as seven other French literary awards.

Photo: Front cover of the Persian version of French-Mauritian writer Nathacha Appanah’s novel “Tropic of Violence”.