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Another Son who left the Continent, The river in the belly. From the Congo river in the suitcases, just a tear in the shape of a diamond, maybe it wets the soul of the exile, but whatever, Fiston Mwanza Mujila is not a poet who takes water.
Well, it’s true that in his novels and his poetry, it moans in D-minor, but I find its telluric and incredibly joyful moan. On the menu of this meeting in French and German, a birth in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the African literature he teaches in Austria, the memory of Tram 83 (his first novel), and then dreams of diamonds, alcohol and glue, read The villain’s dance which has just been published by Éditions Metailié.
The musical choices of Fiston Mwanza Mujila
Franco Luambo Bye bye by my love
Hugh Masekela Stimela