RFI's Laura Angela Bagnetto interviews Nigerian novelist Ayo Sogunro, who brings to life- and death - the spirit of Lagos and Lagosians in his collection of short stories and poetry "The wonderful Life of Senator Boniface and other Sorry Tales."
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Congolese author Emmanuel Dongala's collection of short stories, Jazz and Palm Wine, was published in French in 1982. It has been newly translated into English and was published this year. Although Dongala's stories are about history, about the flux and violence of a world in upheaval: not only are the wounds and memories of French colonial rule and of the struggle for independence still fresh, the future feels as close as the past.