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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!

 

Luc Fabre - Franco Namibian Cultural Centre

Books - Dibuka

  • 2019-ReadingMachines-PR
    Dibuka

    Reading in Digital - New Interactive Literary Experiences

    The Reading in Digital exhibition displays new forms of literary creations through apps on tablets, computers, and illustrated books. Digital literary creations have been booming, in recent years, showing an unprecedented creative dynamism. Authors, editors, producers and designers are today… Read more
  • 2019-DibuKids-newsletter-2ndsem
    Dibuka

    Programme DibuKlub and DibuKids - July to December

    July - December 2019 Dibuka Francophone Multimedia Library at the Alliance Française of Johannesburg This year will be full of exciting events and activities at Dibuka. With movies twice a month on Wednesdays for adults; and storytime, films or activities twice a month on Saturdays for kids, there… Read more
  • DibuKids program
    Dibuka

    Programme DibuKlub and DibuKids - February to June

    February - June 2019 Dibuka Francophone Multimedia Library at the Alliance Française of Johannesburg This year will be full of exciting events and activities at Dibuka. With movies twice a month on Wednesdays for adults; and storytime, films or activities twice a month on Saturdays for kids, there… Read more

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