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Antoine Roger Bolamba

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Name  Antoine-Roger Bolamba
Role  Journalist
Died  July 2, 2002

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Antoine-Roger Bolamba (1913–2002) was a member of the first Congolese government. He was a journalist with the newspaper, La Voix du Congo. He also published short stories and poetry.

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Life

Bolomba was born in Boma in Bas-Congo on 27 July 1913. In 1944 was made Chief Editor of the important monthly journal La Voix du Congolais. In 1963 he again served as a minister in the government of Cyrille Adoula.

He is known particularly for his 1955 poem, "Esanzo, chants pour mon pays", or "Songs for my country". His early poetry was based on older styles, but his last publication upheld his pride in being Congolese and a member of the Mongo people.

Bolamba died on 2 July 2002 and was buried in Kinshasa.

Works

  • L'Échelle de l'araignée, 1938
  • Les Aventures de Ngoy, 1940
  • Premiers Essais, 1947
  • Esanzo, chants pour mon pays, 1955 (poetry)
  • References

    Antoine-Roger Bolamba Wikipedia


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