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In Chad, art therapy workshops to help children

The Sakhafa artists' collective organized art therapy sessions at a specialized school in Chad's capital, Ceser. Still not widespread on the continent, this support allows children living with physical or mental disabilities to stimulate their senses and express their emotions through their artistic productions. The professional artist Kirdissa and three other painters, including an art therapist, are trying to popularize this method.

meetings in July 2022

On July 1, in Brazzaville, 27 choirs created the Federation of Congo Choirs (FCC). "We thought of creating a federation to discuss, share and participate in the development of Congolese music. Because we are always spared and even almost abandoned. The 7th edition of the Francophone Prize for Innovation in the Media was launched on July 1 jointly by the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF), RFI and Reporters Without Borders. Candidates have until 31 August to compete for prizes gifted with 15,000 euros (1st…

Mohammed Kabbaj, knowledge bookseller in Essaouira

Bookstore specializing in old books from the history of Morocco, Mohammed Kabbaj has been established in Essaouira for 14 years. In this historic coastal town that has now been transformed into tourism, the 69-year-old has rediscovered his love of knowledge. “I am not a bookseller, but a bookseller. There is a difference. The bookseller is the one who sells the new. I'm a…

Sailing between hell and paradise in pre-colonial Africa,

Originally from Zanzibar, the British Abdulrazak Gurnah is the Nobel Prize in Literature 2021. He is the writer of a dozen novels, volumes of quick tales and literary essays. The writer was not too long ago in Paris as a consequence of the reissue of his three novels translated into French: Paradis, Adieu Zanzibar and Près de la mer which had been awarded the RFI-Témoins du monde prize in 2007. Meet.…

The genius of the giant Frédéric Bruly Bouabré celebrated in New York

Since Les Magiciens de la Terre, the Ivorian Frédéric Bruly Bouabré has become the essential African artist. Eight years after his death, his work is exhibited for the first time at MoMA. As an echo of the New York exhibition, André Magnin, who had "discovered" Bouabré, pays tribute to him with unpublished drawings in his gallery in Paris. Some meetings go down in history. In 1988,…

Being from Mauritius and the world, with Barlen Pyamootoo

Monterey is the title of the brand new opus from the pen of Mauritian Barlen Pyamootoo. The synthetic a reputation for himself in 1999 by publishing Bénarès, his very first novel. This resolutely trendy story, each in its narrative and in its concern for reporting on Mauritius' lifestyle, with out exoticism or miserability, instantly made its creator the chief of the brand new technology of Indo-Ocean Island writers. . Pyamootoo's new…

Djaïli Amadou Amal Library in Douala

She has just published her new novel Cœur du Sahel in France, but Djaïli Amadou Amal, winner of the Goncourt des Lycéens 2020, is also working to promote the distribution of the book in Cameroon. It has just inaugurated a library in a popular district of…

Ishango Festival: bio in Goma

Two Congolese directors, Baudouine Rudahigwa and Chivas Tsongo, share the price list of the Ishango meetings that ended on Sunday in Goma, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. A festival rooted in reality 2022, but which also talks about history, and…

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