Congolese poet Alain Mabanckou (who blogs on literature) complains about the ghettoization Francophonic literature and the artificial division between French and African publications. “… Francophonic literature is perceived only as a literature on the margins that twirls around French literature, its origin. … These [African] authors are thus cloistered, balkanized, isolated, irremediably condemned to wear the veil of an ideology incompatable with the independence of creation.”

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