Venance Konan

Konan Venance

Journalist and writer

Biographie de Konan Venance

Born in 1958, the Ivorian journalist and writer, Venance Konan, achieved literary fame with Les prisonniers de la haine (Les nouvelles éditions ivoiriennes, NEI, Abidjan, 2003) and a number of novels, including Les Catapilas, ces ingrats (Editions Jean Picollec, Paris, 2009). His biography of Edem Kodjo, former Secretary General of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and former Prime Minister of Togo (Edem Kodjo, un homme, un destin, Editions NEI-Fratmat and Présence Africaine) was awarded the Grand prix littéraire d’Afrique noire in 2012. Since May 2011 he has been the CEO of the state-run media group Fraternité Matin, in Abidjan.

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n°54 First Quarter 2015

Mahatma Gandhi expressed it well: “If you want to change the world, begin by changing yourself.” Another thinker, no doubt paraphrasing Gandhi, said: “If you want to change the way others look at you, begin by changing yourself.” But let there be  no  mistake. If the way Africa is regarded and perceived is beginning to change, it is principally because the continent is moving forward. Yes, Africa has begun to change.