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. He pondered. He took a piece of paper and a pen and he started writing. He wrote a letter to the French president (see my post on January 15, 2018) and in this article you will find more about his public statement. 

French Congolese born author Alain Mabanckou poses for photographers at the Drouant restaurant in Paris

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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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