Alphonse Muambi is an author, opinion maker and lobbyist from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Alphonse Muambi speaks, consults and participates in: international fora on Africa, global issues, strategic resources and development. His essays are published in numerous newspapers such as Trouw. ‘Democracy Cannot Eat’ is his latest book and is now available in bookstores. Alphonse,remains closely involved in political processes within the DR. Congo.
Vamba Sherif is a writer and journalist who grew up partly in Kuwait. He fled Kuwait during the Gulf War and came to the Netherlands in 1993. His debut novel, Land of the Fathers (1999) is partly based on his grandmother's stories and deals with the clash between the slaves returning from the US and Liberia. Zwijgplicht (Oath of Secrecy, 2007), a whodunit about a man investigating a disappearance, describes power and its abuse 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, film reviews, appear in publications such as : 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.
Guido Convents, is a historian and anthropologist specialist on African and Belg cinema dissertation, The first years of cinema in Belgium. He is also, director of communication and coordinator of the cinema desk of SIGNIS, the World Catholic Association for Communication.