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Alain Mabanckou : « My Home Territory : the Literature of Africa »

Translated Wednesday 30 March 2016, by Henry Crapo

Introduction to the interview by Muriel Steinmetz:

Having already begun on 29 March, the novelist Alain Mabanckou is giving a course at the Collège de France on African literature in the French language. This is a "first". He speaks with us, and evokes in detail the meaning of this teaching, for Africa and for France.


Web resources:

announcement on the web site of the Collège de France

video of the first lecture
(Best to download the file.)


Inaugural lesson: was on Thursday 17 March, in the amphithéâtre Marguerite de Navarre at 18h.

Courses: Tuesdays at 14h, followed on two days (29 March and 31 May) by a seminar at 15h.

When time permits, we will add a translation of the interview by Muriel Steinmetz,
published in l’Humanité of Tuesday, 29 March, page 22.

(During an interview on France Inter)

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