Tade Ipadeola’s The Sahara Testament is currently being translated into French by Emile Martel, legendary poet of Quebec.
Emile Martel is the father of writer Yann Martel. He also translated Yann Martel’s Life of Pi into French. At the moment, Emile Martel and Nicole Martel his wife are working on the translation.
The Sahara Testament condenses the narrative history, the possibilities of Africa’s greatness in the continental scape and the environmental metaphor of the Sahara. It won the NLNG Prize for Literature in 2014 among other awards.
The translation to French has a potential of exposing the book to Nigeria’s French speaking neighbours.