Blaise Ndala

Blaise Ndala is a Canadian writer.[1] He is most noted for his novel Sans capote ni kalachnikov, which won the 2019 edition of Le Combat des livres.[2]

Originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ndala emigrated to Canada in 2007 and works as a lawyer in Ottawa.[3] His debut novel, J'irai danser sur la tombe de Senghor, was published in 2014; it won the Ottawa Book Award for French fiction, and was a finalist for the Trillium Award.[4] The novel was subsequently optioned for a film adaptation by director Rachid Bouchareb.[5]

Sans capote ni kalachnikov was published in 2017,[6] and was a finalist for the Trillium Award and the Grand prix littéraire d'Afrique noire.[4] In Le Combat des livres, the novel was defended by journalist Marie-Maude Denis.[2]