Yambo Ouologuem was born in 1940 in Bandiagara, Mali. He was the first African novelist to win the Prix Theophraste-Renaudot in France in 1968 for his novel Bound to violence.
Later the book was withdrawn from print due to claims of plagiarism. Although my father had claimed that in his original hand writen manuscript he had put quotation marks. After this he was plagued by controversy, which discouraged him a lot, as he had work hard on this book, sleeping only three hour per night while writing the book. It is interesting to note that he never received any royalties or the likes for the non-French Translation of this book. Many have made allegations of a conspiracy to rob him of these royalties...also worthy of note is that I reprinted the book in 2003 and also never received any royalties.
My aim now is to find the truth and to try to reprint the book Bound to Violence in many languages. There are a few old copies of the book available at the moment at crazy prices, just look on sites like e-bay or Amazon. It is my wish to make my father's books available again at normal prices...Anyone who may be able to help in any way feel free to contact me.