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A MOMENT OF POETRY (article first published : 2007-09-28)

The Alliance Française is to present A Moment of Poetry, a poetry presentation by Habib Demba Fall from Sénégal on October 4 in conjunction with the Poetry Africa Festival.

Habib Demba Fall was born in 1972 in Thiaroye (Sénégal), a poor suburb located in the Senegalese capital of Dakar. He holds a diploma in journalism from the Université Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar and is currently the manager of the Senegalese publishing company Société Sénégalaise de Presse et de Publications, the publisher of Le Soleil.

His poetry publications include a contribution to the anthology Saison d’amour et de colère which was edited by Boubacar Boris Diop and Hélène Bezençon, and the poetry collection Le chapelet de rêves (A rosary of dreams), Acoria 2007.

Habib Demba Fall attempts to articulate in his poetry the troubles and anxieties of his contemporaries, but limits himself not only to the African reality – instead he writes with an imagination that encompasses the world. He is described as a poet “whose language speaks of disenchantment in the face of Africa’s adversity but also of hope in the union of hearts.”

A Moment of Poetry takes place on October 4 from 16h30 to 18h00 at the Alliance Française. Admission is free but booking is essential on 031 312 9582 or email: durban@alliance.org.za

The Alliance Française is situated at 22 Sutton Crescent (Corner Windermere Road).




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