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.

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 »

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!


In the writer Sony Labou Tansi (1947 – 1995) the two worlds of both sides of the river Congo come together. He was born in the Belgian Congo and he died in Congo-Brazzaville. He was of a mixed parentage, a child spanning two banks of one river. In this novel we find a man named … Continue reading L’ANTÉ-PEUPLE