Tag: African literature

The famous Beninese writer, Jean Pliya died last 14th May 2015 in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) at 83 years old. The author of the best-seller "L’arbre fétiche" got rich career path. History and geography teacher, Jean Pliya taught in several universities of West Africa (Togo, Benin, Niger) and France before becoming in 1981, the vice-chancellor of ...
His determination worked in his favor and today, he has the smile on his face. We hint at the Algerian writer and journalist, Kamel Daoud, who has just won the Prix Goncourt 2015 with his very first novel "Meursault, The Counter-Inquiry", having missed the edition 2014. The writer received his award last 5th May in Paris. He has all the meri ...
It is wonderful! The very first digital book was published last Friday under the title "Vraiment le Congo, une tribu" (Congo, Really a tribe), reported Africahotnews. Entirely produced and realized in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Marcel Yabili (photo) tells the story of his country in the book. Composed of 104 pages, the work i ...
"La légende de l’assassin" (The Legend of the Murderer), the very last novel by the Togolese writer, Kangni Alem, will come out on 11th March 2015. The work the combines fiction and reality, sends the readers back to Tibrava, the imaginary world by the author. At the end of the 70s, the man named Koffi Adjata (KA) was executed for having murder ...
The Congolese writer, In Koli Jean Bofane, is elected last Thursday, 13th November 2014, Grand Prix of Roman Métis 2014 for the city of Saint-Denis. The author of the novel, "Congo Inc. Le testament de Bismarck" (Congo Inc. The will of Bismarck), was unanimously approved by the jury composed of ten personalities of literary world among whom, se ...
The International Book Fair of Abidjan (SILA) is back. The 7th edition will be held from 05th to 09th November around the theme, "book at the heart of emergence". And they are more than 30 thousand visitors expected at this meeting of the literary world. During the opening ceremony of the event, the general Commissioner of this show, Lucien ...
The Algerian writer and journalist, Kamel Daoud is the winner of the edition 2014 of the Five Continents Prize. This was the decision of the jury chaired by the Nobel Prize of literature, Jean-Marie Gustave Clézio on 26th September 2014 in Paris at the head office of the International Organization of the Francophonie. The novel "Meursault, The ...
The Ivorian Ministry of Culture and the Francophony announced at the beginning of the week the submission of the application of the writer, Bernard Dadié for the Nobel Prize of Literature. The famous author, whose works have been for several years list in the academic program in several countries of Africa, celebrates this year, his 98 years ol ...
The Nobel Prize in Literature (1986), Wole Soyinka will introduce the anthology that will draft the 39 authors of less than 40 years old selected for the final phase of the Africa 39 project. The initiative results from the collaboration between the Hay Festival of Literature & the Arts Ltd of the United Kingdom and the Rainbow Reading Club ...
Noun Fare, the Togolese journalist and writer proceeded on Saturday, 21st June to the dedication of "Rivales", her second literary work. Published by the Awoudy Editions, the novel handles in ordinary French, a diversity of themes that makes the annoying everyday life of girls in the tropics. "You are only useful to entertain libidinous and ...
The Togolese writer, Badanadu Ago Tchao, proceeded last Friday to the launching of his collection "Contes et Légendes du Togo" (Tales and Legends of Togo), published at the Continents Editions. The work, made up of 14 tales, safeguards the cultural treasure of Togo. For the author of the work, it is compulsory to complete instructions received ...
In Senegal, Sidy Bouya Mbaye is the only visually handicapped politician to be political party leader. The leader of the Alliance for Citizen Consciousness (ACC-Nitté) has just published his first novel entitled "Le Rescapé" (The Survivor). The book, dedicated to the South African former president Nelson Mandela died on 5th December 2013, calls ...
33 years after her death, the works of the Senegalese academic, Mariama Bâ continue to influence the world of writing. The communications presented by Mariama Bâ were collected in a book that has just been published in La Brousse editions. The foreword of the book was carefully written by the Prof. of philosophy Alpha Amadou Sy. "The time of an af ...
Guinean poets will discuss of poetry and difficulties it faces on the next 6th June in Conakry. The initiative comes from the French-Guinean Cultural Centre (CCFG), which decided to dedicate this day to professionals of fine arts. Supported by "Ganndal" Editions, a Round Table will be led by poetry actors on the problems that publishers a ...
African literature will be celebrated in Geneva from 30th April 4th May 2014 during Book, press and culture fair 2014. The Senegalese writer Cheik Hamidou Kane, author of "Ambiguous Adventure" and the Congolese Tchicaya U Tam's are the distinguished guests of the fair which is for its 11th edition. From 30th April to 30th May 2014, African write ...
Aminata Dramane Traoré is a reference for African elite that aspires to a model of development other than those dictated by western countries. The Malian politician and writer is famous for her outspokenness and her fight against neocolonialism. Co-writer of "La Gloire des imposteurs– Lettres sur le Mali et l’Afrique" (The Glory of impostors ...
The Nigerian, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is a real ray of sunshine. At the age of 36, she became famous in all Africa and in the United States with her best-seller "Half of a Yellow Sun". "Americanah", her third novel on the various manners of being Black in the United States was also of an enormous success. "A Lot of people asked you since when had ...
He adores words. José Eduardo Agualusa has several hats to fully live his journalist and writing passion; he is also an editor. He published his new work, A General Theory of Oblivion, inspired from a true but unbelievable story. In 1975, during the independence of Angola, a Portugese woman, Ludovica Fernandes Mano, immured herself alive i ...
"It is official; I am candidate for presidential election of 2014!" He surprised everybody by announcing that he would be candidate for the next Algerian presidential election which will take place in 2014. His readership knew that he is fan of politics but not to the extent of being candidate! The case is quickly and efficiently conducted b ...
Her dream became reality! Léonora Miano, a Cameroonian writer won the Fémina Prize on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013. A very nice consecration! This prize was awarded to her for her book "La Saison de l’ombre" (Grasset). The selection also included “Au revoir là-haut” of Pierre Lemaitre (Albin Michel), distinguished on Monday November, 4th by Gon ...
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