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Wilfried N’Sonde

Wilfried N’Sondé is a musician living in Berlin. He is the author of three books: the highly acclaimed Cœur des enfants léopards (2007), for which he was...

Sony Labou Tansi

Sony Labou Tansi (1947–95) was a Congolese novelist, poet, and dramatist, and a member of the African avant-garde. He was born in Kimwanza, Zaire, and in 1971 was appointed to teach French...

Alain Mabanckou

Regarded as Francophone Africa's leading voice, novelist, poet, and essayist Alain Mabanckou was born in Congo and currently lives in Los Angeles, where he teaches literature at...
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