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It’s that time of year again: we’re presenting our (necessarily subjective) choice of those who have made their mark on an often tragic year. AM wanted to spotlight these civil society players who, despite being outside the usual circles of power, are intent on making a difference and changing how the world works. The list is undoubtedly incomplete, but it sends a message of hope.

Publié en avril 2016

For the author of “The Dictator’s Last Night”, Muammar Gaddafi was a tragic figure. He wrote this gripping first-person novel in just three weeks.

Publié en novembre 2015

“Tram 83”, the debut novel of this young Congolese, takes us into a world of excess and decay.

Publié en novembre 2015
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Her prodigious literary output explores the intricacies of identity at the heart of the rainbow nation.

Publié en novembre 2015

With an onrush of jostling words, the writer and poet from Pointe-Noire has written one of the year’s most noteworthy books, “Petit Piment”.

Publié en novembre 2015

He organises or designs exhibitions but refuses to be labelled and, before anything else, wishes to be seen as a finder of talent. The founder of “Revue Noire” fiercely defends his independence from the “industry” and the new generation.

Publié en octobre 2015

Fighting passionately for the African people’s re-appropriation of their artistic heritage. A combative art collector with no fear of pragmatism: money talks!

Publié en octobre 2015

This tireless “searcher” has been building up one of the world’s most beautiful collections since the 1980s. He is often criticised, but his “artists” defend him tooth and nail.

Publié en octobre 2015

The Sotheby’s Middle East expert, who founded Jeddah Art Week and Jaou-Tunis, makes public outreach a priority.

Publié en octobre 2015

Term limits, one-man rule, constitutions: the revolution may be underway.

Publié en juillet 2015

The 35-year-old writer and filmmaker does not hesitate to challenge preconceived ideas and venture into taboo territory. Her latest novel is a courageous, thought-provoking story about the plight of women in the land of jihad.

Publié en juillet 2015