Monsieur le Président


Not long ago the French president Emmanuel Macron invited the Congolese writer Alan Mabanckou to participate in a reflection to support the French language and the French culture.  Alan thought about it, took his pen and wrote a letter to the French president. You can read this letter here. Advertisements

Alain Mabanckou te gast in de OBA


The famous Congolese writer Alain Mabanckou will descend on Amsterdam, the capital city of The Netherlands. He will be interviewed by Margot Dijkgraaf. Present will be also the Liberian writer Vamba Sherif. In the announcement one sweeping statement is not absent. It is mentioned that Alain spent his childhood in Africa. Well, Africa is not a … Continue reading Alain Mabanckou te gast in de OBA

« le Printemps de l’Afrique subsaharienne »


The author Alain Mabackou was born in the Congo with its capital city Brazzaville. He has lived and studied in France, he teaches at the moment in the United states of America. He has not forgotten the situation where he came from. He expects changes in several African Countries south of the Sahara. From a … Continue reading « le Printemps de l’Afrique subsaharienne »

From Africa and the diaspora


Samira Sawlani has written a nice article on 10 books that have been published in 2017 by African literati, living in Africa or in the diaspora. When you want to make a start with updating your book collection this article is a good start. Read the article here.

Pioneers Awake!


Alain Mabanckou is one the most prolific writers from the African country.  Not just prolific but also an outstanding writer. In 1966 he was born in Congo, he studied in France and he now teaches in Los Angeles, the Place of Angels, in the United States of America. He has been shortlisted for the 2017 … Continue reading Pioneers Awake!