Spectrography of the Border


∞ Dénètem Touam Bona, “Spectrography of the Border” (2016-2018)

Translation: Drew S. Burk

(A first version of this article was published in 2016 in the journal Chimères.)


Born in Paris, of a Central African father and French mother, Dénètem Touam Bona is part of a new generation of Afropean authors who use their borderland identities to try to build bridges between worlds that are still twisted by the lines of color. Professor of Philosophy, a regular contributor to the Institut du Tout-Monde (a research and creative center founded by Edouard Glissant) and journals such as Africultures, he is the author of a philosophical and literary essay: Fugitif, où cours-tu ? (Fugitif, where are you running?), Presses Universitaires de France, 2016.