Exciting News in the Literary World!
We are thrilled to announce the release of La Huella del Zorro, the Spanish translation of the late Moussa Konaté’s gripping novel & detective story, L’empreinte du renard. This development marks a significant milestone in the literary world, offering a delightful opportunity for celebration among avid readers and literary enthusiasts alike.
A Literary Journey
Moussa Konaté, the acclaimed author of L’empreinte du renard and father of West African detective-story took readers on a captivating journey through the Dogon country in Mali with his unforgettable characters, Inspector Habib and his trusty assistant Sossa. Now, this journey is expanding to Spanish-speaking audiences, thanks to the dedication and hard work of a remarkable team.
First and foremost, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to Fayard Editions for their unwavering trust in bringing this exceptional story to a broader international audience. It’s through such partnerships that the magic of storytelling transcends borders and languages.
Libros de las Malas Compañías: The Catalyst
A round of applause is in order for Libros de las Malas Compañías, the publishing house responsible for bringing La Huella del Zorro to life. Their dedication to quality translation and commitment to promoting diverse voices in literature are truly commendable.
Meet the Person behind the Translation
Behind every exceptional translation lies an exceptional translator. In this case, it’s Alejandro De Los Santos, the talented translator responsible for artfully translating the nuances and intricacies of Moussa Konaté’s work into Spanish. Alejandro’s skill and dedication to preserving the essence of the original work deserve our admiration.
A World of Possibilities
With La Huella del Zorro, Spanish-speaking readers now have the chance to experience the vivid landscapes, compelling characters, and thought-provoking mysteries that L’empreinte du renard has to offer. This translation serves as a bridge that connects cultures, providing a fresh perspective on storytelling.
Join the Journey
We invite you to embark on this enthralling literary journey through the Dogon country in the Spanish language. Inspector Habib and Sossa’s adventures await you in La Huella del Zorro, a testament to the power of storytelling to transcend borders and unite readers from different corners of the world.
In conclusion, let us celebrate the release of La Huella del Zorro and the remarkable teamwork that made it possible. As we delve into this captivating story, let us also reflect on the boundless possibilities of literature to inspire, educate, and connect us all. Cheers to Alejandro De Los Santos, Fayard Editions, and Libros de las Malas Compañías for enriching our literary world with this remarkable translation. And a vibrant homage to the late Moussa Konaté. Un grand auteur !
About the book
The Fox’s Footprint is a detective novel characterized by two stories: the story of the crime and the story of the investigation. The fictional setting in which the narratives take place is the Dogon country, located in the heart of Mali. The first story is marked by the mysterious deaths of Antandou and Nèmègo, while the second revolves around Commissioner Habib’s reconstruction of the investigative history to unveil the identity of the criminal.
In The Fox’s Footprint, Moussa Konaté describes, on one hand, the crimes suffered by Malian authorities and, on the other, the organization of Malian society in solving these crimes. The depicted worlds are subject to dual jurisdiction: the modern jurisdiction represented by Commissioner Habib and the traditional jurisdiction represented by the custodians of traditional values.
Access the book information on Libros de las Malas Compañía: Here
& on Fayard for the French original: Here