Quaderni IRCrES-CNR, (2019) vol. 4, n. 2
    pp. 95-102
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Pour les héritiers. Penser une praxis pour combattre la faim

To the Heirs. Thinking a Praxis to Combat Hunger

Ambroise Teko-Agbo

Centre Chrétien d’Enseignement du Français à Albertville (France)

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Is Africa as we know it, the product of the Second Congress of Black Writers and Artists held in Rome in 1959? What evidence, what footprint has it left on the construction of today’s Africa sixty years on from that meeting in Rome? At the present time, when we are living through an upheaval on a global scale, to question the impact of the Congress in Rome sixty years on could appear naive, for that would assume that the resolutions, recommendations and conclusions of such a symposium have moulded postcolonial Africa in ways that have lasted. If this Congress has allowed us to track the milestone towards decolonisation, it has failed to keep its promises because the loyalty towards cultural values and the protection of black personhood have taken priority over an authentic economic project that is both realistic and liberating. This is what allows us to argue that in order to envisage a different future we must put the previous one to bed.


Keywords: Second Congress of Negro Writers and Artists (Rome 1959), African Emancipation, Sham of the elites, Unemployed Graduates, Emerging Africa.


How to cite this article

Teko-Agbo, A. (2019). Pour les héritiers. Penser une praxis pour combattre la faim. Quaderni IRCrES, 4(2), 95-102. http://dx.doi.org/10.23760/2499-6661.2019.012

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