The pen is mightier than the sword.
Nut some have carried the sword and the pen and used both. Or to put it in modern terms: they have used both the gun and the pen. Of of these is the Congolese writer In Koli Jean Bofane form the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Hij was born in the heady colonial days and his mother left her marriage to join a Belgian coffee-farmer. Has it changed his views on the racial issues?