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The Origins of Algerian Literature: Five Questions to Ask

Hervé Sanson is a specialist in Maghreb literature. It tells of the conditions for the emergence of French-speaking Algerian literature in the 1950s when the country plunged into a brutal war of liberation. The first generation of Algerian novelists and poets paved the way between the militant and the aesthetic imperative and founded a modern and inventive literature in its form and close to the misery and aspirations of their people in…

From where I am: The incredible story of the Ivorian comedian

Clentélex is a 23-year-old Ivorian who has overcome obstacles. He grew up in a poor neighborhood of Abidjan. Unlike many of his contemporaries drawn to violence and crime, Clentélex used comedy as his weapon of choice. He won his native country's top comedy prize, an award that allowed him to perform at the prestigious Montreux Comedy Festival in Switzerland. Noémie Mayaudon and Jean-Charles Guichard tell us her incredible story in this documentary.

“My work is a service to humanity for the poor

For the first time in its history, the Pritzker Prize, the highest award in the world of architecture, has been awarded to an African. Burkinabè Diébédo Francis Kéré has always been committed to his homeland, Burkina, with sustainable architecture that respects…

Ben Wilson Ngassan: “Digital facilitates” access to “the

In the Central African Republic, the Oubangui editions are organizing a literary fair in the capital on March 7-14 with young Central Africans. The challenge is to get young people interested in reading, but also in writing. Ben Wilson Ngassan is the author and promoter of this show. He is a guest of Rolf Steve Domia Leu Bohoula

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