The author Blaise Ndala was born in the Congo and studied Law in Belgium until settling in Canada in 2007. There, he received the Ottawa Book award for J'irai danser sur la tombe de Senghor (2014) and later achieved success with Sans capote ni kalachnikov (2017).
Now he is coming to Bozar to talk about his most recent book Dans le ventre du Congo, a novel, whose theme is more relevant than ever in Belgium and its capital city. In his book, Ndala returns to the 1958 World's Fair in Brussels and examines the relationship between Belgium and its former colony. Dans le ventre du Congo is not only a novel about the past, but is one that re-opens up the wounds that lie behind the scars that are only poorly knitted together.
Blaise Ndala will be speaking with Djia Mambu (journalist).
Wednesday 6 October, 21:00 → 22:30
StudioRue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS