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France, Togo: What's the Use of African Book Fairs?

France-based Togolese writer Kangni Alem writes (Fr): ” African literature book fairs in France are, by and large, rarely satisfying. They don't always actually sell your books, they don't feed you right, and worse you have to follow the law of star writers who bore you too death when they attempt to talk about non-literary things.” However the writer confesses having enjoyed meeting Blaise N'Djehoya, the controversial author of the novel Le Negre Potemkin at a recent such event in Lome.

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