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Interviewee

Kasongo Kapanga

Title of Publication Discussed

The Writing of the Nation: Expressing Identity through Congolese Literary Texts and Films

Department

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Document Type

Podcast

Publication Date

2017

Abstract

Dr. Kasongo Kapanga, Professor of French, discusses his new book, The Writing of the Nation: Expressing Identity through Congolese Literary Texts and Films, published recently by the Africa World Press. The book is the study of literary texts and films seen as the manifestations of the Congolese consciousness and a response to the colonial discourse of denial, deletion and co-optation.

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