A literary landscape in flux: Fiston Mwanza Mujila’s take on Congolese and diasporic literature

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Portrait of Fiston Mwanza Mujila by Jürgen Fuchs, used with permission The 2021 Nobel prize in literature went to Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah — it looks like African literature is finally getting the attention it deserves. However, Congolese-Austrian author Fiston Mwanza Mujila, asserts that visibility for African authors, particularly the Francophone ones, still remains a challenge inspiring a new generation to explore new linguistic environments. It seems 2021 is the year of African literature. Besides the Nobel for literature, other prestigious prizes have been awarded to African and…

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