Alphonse Muambi is author, opinion maker and Lobbyist from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Alphonse Muambi is also speaker and participates in (inter) national fora on Africa, global issues, strategic resources and development. He also publishes essays in newspapers such as Trouw. His book Democracy cannot eat is already in the bookstore. Alphonse Muambi also acts as a consultant in the areas described above with respect to Congo. He remains closely involved in the political process in that country.<br />
Vamba Sherif is a writer and journalist who grew up partly in Kuwait. He fled that country during the Gulf War and came to the Netherlands in 1993. His debut novel Land of the Fathers (1999) is partlz based on his grandmother's stories and deals with the clash between the slaves returning from the US and other Liberians. Zwijgplicht (Oath of Secrecy, 2007), a whodunit about a man investigating a disappearance, describes the way power and its abuse function in Africa. His novel The Black Napoleon (2015) portrays Samori Touré, who, in the 19th century, founded the Wasulu-empire in western Africa. His journalistic work, including film reviews, appears in publications like The New York Times, Trouw and One World. Together with Ebissé Rouw he compiled Zwart (Black, 2018), a collection of stories written by Afro-European authors from the Low Countries.
Historian and anthropologist<br /> Specialist of African and Belge cinema<br /> Dissertation on the first years of cinema in Belgium<br /> Director of Communication and Coordinator of the Cinema Desk of SIGNIS, the World Catholic Association for Communication