How Phony the Francophonie
Congolese poet Alain Mabanckou (who blogs on literature
) complains about the ghettoization Francophonic literature
and the artificial division between French and African publications. "... Francophonic literature is perceived only as a literature on the margins that twirls around French literature, its origin. ... These [African] authors are thus cloistered, balkanized, isolated, irremediably condemned to wear the veil of an ideology incompatable with the independence of creation."