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Benin: the writer, Jean Pliya is dead

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 …

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Grand Prix Roman Métis 2014: the Congolese Jean Bofane winner!

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 …

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Book, press and culture Festival 2014: Cheikh Hamidou Kane, the honorable guest!

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 …

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Aminata Dramane Traoré: the Malian fighting against neocolonialism.

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 » …

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Yasmina Khadra: the literary man who is pretending to be the future president of Algeria!

« 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! …

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