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Koulsy Lamko

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Koulsy Lamko

Koulsy Lamko was born in 1959 in Chad and exiled in 1983.  A playwright, poet, and author of short stories, narratives, and screenplays, he has won many prizes for his writing.  His plays have been produced throughout Africa and Europe and in Canada.  Lamko founded the Kaleido Culture Project in Burkina Faso, and has led playwriting workshops and conferences in this capacity.  From 1998 to 2002, he was director of the University Centre for Arts and Drama in Butare, Rwanda, and taught creative writing and performing arts at the National University of Rwanda.  He currently lives in Mexico City, where he is the Coordinator of Cultural Diffusion in the Universidad Autonoma de la Ciudad de Mexico.

Articles by Koulsy Lamko

On the Fourth Day
By Koulsy Lamko
He arrived on a golden-yellow tricycle and offered to tow me. Frail sexagenarian, sickly thin frame, angular face, his craggy skin suggesting an old case of the chickenpox. A lightly broken-in cowboy…
Translated from French by Alexis Pernsteiner
Multilingual
From “A Butterfly in the Hills”
By Koulsy Lamko
Novelist and playwright Koulsy Lamko came to Rwanda in 1998 as part of a project entitled “Writing by Duty of Memory,” which brought a dozen African writers to Rwanda and provided each with…
Translated from French by Arthur Greenspan
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