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Using Fatou Diome’s The Belly of the Atlantic and Mati Diop’s Atlantics, we will examine how the artists craft a poetics of Atlantics to explore themes such as immigration and self discovery.

Nadia Bongo holds a PhD in French Language and Literature from Aix Marseille Université. She taught French Language, French Literature and Research in the French Academy for six years. After publishing literary articles, she decided to focus on her creative work and attended a Cave Canem Workshop. She is working on a poetry collection in English.

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