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“Hadraawi’s poetry is for all Somalis

The iconic poet of the Somali language and tradition, Hadraawi nicknamed "Somali Shakespeare", died on Thursday on the age of 79 within the Republic of Somaliland, the place he lived. Hugely standard all through the Somali world, in 2012 the bard gained the…

DRC: Goma breakdancers fight for

We head to the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to continue our series on African artists conquering the continent. Goma is one of the country's main cities, and the city has also in a few years become a pole for urban dance in the DRC. Faradja Batumike…

In the company of books, with the Tunisian Yamen Manaï

The Tunisian Yamen Manaï, a trained engineer, chose literature to express his rebellions, his frustrations and his despair at the excesses of the world. At 40, he already has a body of work consisting of four novels, all of which have won numerous awards. His latest opus, Bel abîme, speaks of rage and fury among the Tunisian youth confronted with dictatorship and patriarchy. "In…

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