Within sub-Saharan Africa, Moussa Konaté is undoubtedly the contemporary writer dedicated to producing the most original crime fiction. In L’empreinte du renard, he offers a fundamental subversion of the genre that breaks with conventional thought on crime narratives. Moreover, the subversion of the canon accompanies a subversion of political structures by which the end of the story accompanies the end of the postcolonial state as it is known, and often caricatured: the State of corruption. As a result, such intrigue also becomes that of governmentability.
"L’empreinte du renard de Moussa Konaté et les
transformations africaines du polar,"
Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature: Vol. 81
, Article 11.
Available at: https://crossworks.holycross.edu/pf/vol81/iss1/11