FLAM, Ideal Forum for Dialogue, Exchange Between North and South of the Continent (Participants)
Marrakech – The Marrakech African Book Festival (FLAM) is an ideal forum for dialogue and exchange between the north and south of the continent, according to writers taking part in the 2nd edition of the event, which runs until February 11.
These writers told MAP that this cultural event provides an opportunity to promote dialogue between African intellectuals and highlight the role of literature in serving the continent and its people.
In this regard, author Louis-Philippe Dalembert pointed out that FLAM is an occasion to discuss African issues through a direct encounter between the continent’s writers.
For his part, Moroccan writer Khalid Lyamlahy said that the festival links the north and south of the continent, and brings Moroccan and Maghreb writers closer to those of sub-Saharan Africa.
Ivorian author Veronique Tadjo stressed that FLAM represents “an important place to meet African writers and the public, and is an opportunity to launch debates that « enable us to better understand our issues.”
Supported by the “We Art africains” association, the African Book Festival aims to celebrate African literature and culture, offering audiences of all ages the opportunity to take part in the event and gain free access to all the host sites, with a view to bringing culture and art closer to the public.