Le souffle de l’Harmattan Festival will be hosted in N’djamena, Chad from December 14 – 17, 2022. The festival theme is “Witnesses to history, breath of victory.”
Le Souffle de l’Harmattan (English: Breath of the Harmattan) was founded during a “cardinal moment for Chadian literature” by Mbernodji Sosthène in 2014. Sosthène is the executive secretary of the Association of Chadian writers and authors of French expression (Aset). The “international festival of writing, writers and thought” was a place where writers express themselves to encourage other voices and the emergence of other talents. Over the last few years, the central African country’s capital city has been hosting reading sessions, book presentations, author signings, photo exhibitions, excursions, and awarding of distinctions to writers.
The 2022 edition of the festival will be hosted this December and will have Congo Brazzaville as its country guest of honour. Just like in previous years, those who attend the festival in venues around N’djamena can attend book readings and launches, writing workshops, poetry slams, and an award ceremony.
Some of the featured guests from host country Chad, guest of honour country Congo Brazzaville, as well as Germany, Gabon, Benin, and Cameroon, will be Vounsoumna Baizouma Emmanuel, Pierrot Allayam Ndikinan, Eric Topona, Attié Djouid Djaralnabi, Rosny Le Sage Souaga, Komi Ezin, Patrick Clément Oyieh, Raoul Djimeli, Christian A. Batchielliys, Bachir Tamsir Niane, Jean-Claude Awono, Prince Arnie Matoko, and others.
For more information about this festival please visit the official Facebook page by clicking here.