« Le rôle de l’écrivain n’est pas de tourner le dos à la jeunesse africaine »


France still has a special relationship with its former colonies in Africa. The French language still plays an important role. The French military still has a strong presence in its former colonies. And the baguette has a strong following. The writer Alain Mabanckou, born in Congo/Brazzaville, received a request by the French president. Mabanckou thought … Continue reading « Le rôle de l’écrivain n’est pas de tourner le dos à la jeunesse africaine »

Why a celebrated Francophone Africa writer said no


The French president Emmanuel Macron asked the Congolese born writer Alan Mabanckou to participate in a program to support the French language and the French culture in African countries. France still keeps special relationships with its former colonies.  Mabanckou (who lived in France and now works in the United States of America) thought about it. … Continue reading Why a celebrated Francophone Africa writer said no