Originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ndala emigrated to Canada in 2007 and works as a lawyer in Ottawa. 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. The novel was subsequently optioned for a film adaptation by director Rachid Bouchareb.
Sans capote ni kalachnikov was published in 2017, and was a finalist for the Trillium Award and the Grand prix littéraire d'Afrique noire. In Le Combat des livres, the novel was defended by journalist Marie-Maude Denis.
- "Le fabuleux destin de Blaise Ndala". Le Droit, February 2, 2018.
- "Marie-Maude Denis et Sans capote ni kalachnikov remportent le Combat national des livres 2019". Ici Radio-Canada, May 10, 2019.
- "Blaise Ndala, écrivain-éponge de son temps". L'Express, October 19, 2018.
- "Blaise Ndala, auteur à Ottawa". Ici Radio-Canada, February 27, 2019.
- "Un livre franco-ontarien adapté au cinéma à Hollywood". Grands Lacs café, February 10, 2018.
- "Le regard lucide de Blaise Ndala sur l’instrumentalisation de l’horreur". Le Devoir, February 18, 2017.
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