Literary postcards

© Organisation internationale de la Francophonie

These postcards were made for the promotion of the Prix des Cinq Continents of La Francophonie. They present selected patterns to illustrate the geographical diversity of the authors, as well as selected quotes.

“I did not want to kill time. I do not like this expression. I like watching him, follow him with my eyes, taking what I can.” Kamel Daoud, Meursault, contre-enquête, Barzakh, 2013.

“It takes time, the certainty that we can share the silence before starting to speak.” Lyonel Trouillot, parable of the bankrupt, Actes Sud, 2013.

“You searched for the key and you found a break-in.” Ananda Dévi, Ève de ses décombres, Gallimard, 2006.

“I’ll be fine and it will not happen again. Experience is a lantern that only sheds light on the traveled road.” In Koli Jean Bofane, Congo Inc. Le testament de Bismarck, Actes Sud, 2014.

“What do we know about the sands buried beneath the feet of the caravans that have become silica fragments of glass venerated by the camel-drivers as star debris?” Vénus Khoury-Ghata, Le Livre des suppliques, Gallimard, poèmes, 2015.