She hailed from Belgium and lived her childhood in the Belgian colony Congo. Her relationship with Africa would be an everlasting relationship. She studied in Belgium, did her doctorate and lectured at universities. She studied and lectured about African literature, especially the French-language wing of it. In this way she met the movement of ‘négritude’. … Continue reading « La négritude n’aurait pas connu un tel éclat sans Lilyan Kesteloot »
In this article the Ivorian author Véronique Tadjo looks at the legacy of the Belgian scholar Lilyan Kesteloot who was a source of inspiration for many. She was a scholar in the field of African literature. Tadjo was one of those who was inspired by her.
She searched the works of Africa writers and their sources. She is the Belgian Scholar Lilyan Kesteloot and she has passed away. She has been a stimulating personality and inspired many others to delve into their own tradition. In this article you will find out more about her.
A few days ago the Belgian scholar Lilyan Kesteloot passed away. She has been vocal in her field of expertise: Africa and especially literature. She was professor at the university at Dakar. In this article we read her thoughts on the Senegalese scholar Cheikh Anta Diop.