Language is a continuing problem in the African literary world. In what language to write, publish, read? Do I make use of the languages that harbour colonial vestiges? Do I focus on a local language? In this article four colonial languages are being mentioned: French, Spanish, English and Portuguese. But could I add also the … Continue reading Literary activism in Côte d’Ivoire:
Abidjan has a Collective, a group of 5 people of the Abidjan Lit. 5 people who want to pay attention to literature and stir up things. This Collective (mind the major C) has a digital following of about 50000 people. Read more about this digital collective in this article.
At times I overlook the input of writers from Francophone Africa. Probably I have read more writers from North Africa as from other parts of the continent. An Ivorian lady by the name of Edwige-Renée Dro will give us an impression of the names to look for in your search for writers that use the … Continue reading Seven Francophone African writers
Edwige- Renée Dro is a novelist from Ivory Coast or better Cote d’Ivoire. She has worked in the United Kingdom but she decided to move back to her Ivory Coast. In this interview she talks about her favourite books and the books that have influenced her.