Wednesday, October 16

Please note that this will be a French-speaking event.

Committed blogger and author Laura Nsafou has been straddling the fields of traditional and digital publishing for a number of years now. Born to a Congolese father and a mother from Martinique, she is perhaps better known as Mrs Roots – the pseudonym under which she has been blogging since 2013 in an attempt to find a platform that would allow her to tackle the various ramifications of the identity prior to discovering and indeed asserting herself as an afrofeminist.

Her album, “Comme un Million de Papillons Noirs” (“Like a million black butterflies”), produced along with Barbara Brun and released in 2017, soon established itself as a youth revelation, its title, a reference to a quote in which Afro-American author Toni Morrison is referring to frizzy hair, inspiring a sense of empathy and self-esteem.

Laura Nsafou will be taking young people and future readers on a journey into her world of poetry and positive thinking via a reading and a short art workshop.

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