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Focus on Kossi Efoui

A novelist of Togolese origin living in France since 1990, Kossi Efoui has published “L'ombre des choses à venir” in 2011, a much-praised novel. He was also awarded the francophone “Prix des Cinq Continents” in 2009 for “Solo d'un revenant”.

A lively author, Kossi Efoui masters a subtle style made of humour and irony. In his fictional novels, he recalls his own personal story along with the history of an unknown, unnamed but ubiquitous African country. Efoui's talent for writing is obvious: the elegance of his prose gushes from every word, reconciling the oral and literary traditions, mixing the energy of theatre plays with the laws of the novel genre. His savoury plots often depict a vivid and complex Africa trough characters haunted by the past and forced to face a worrying present. Along with Labou Tansi or Ahmadou Kourouma, Kossi Efoui is one of Africa's most original voices. Pick a novel of him in one of our many libraries!


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Books - Dibuka

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    Dibuka Library is closed until further notice

    Due to the current situation, and the Level 4 Covid-19 restrictions, your favourite library in town will unfortunately be closed until further notice. Read more
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    Dibuka is reopening, by appointment only!

    The Francophone multimedia library Dibuka is slowly reopening, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, by appointment only. And because we've missed you so much, we, at the French Institute and the Alliance Française of Johannesburg, have prepared some surprise bags for you! SURPRISE BAGS AT DIBUKA WHAT ? We… Read more
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    Programme DibuKlub and DibuKids - February to June 2020

    This year will be full of exciting events and activities at Dibuka. With movies twice a month on Wednesdays for adults and cultural activities twice a month on Saturdays for kids, there is something for everybody! Check out the jam-packed programme we've got for you below: Read more

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Thursday: 14.00 - 18.00
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Saturday: 9.30 - 12.30


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