Burkinabe author Aristide Tarnagda comes to Kigali

Aristide Tarnagda

Aristide Tarnagda

Well known author and writer Aristide Tarnagda will grace Kigali city for an event dubbed Moments Litteraires de l’Afrique de l’Ouest.

The well known Burkinabe author will participate in literature sessions and will talk about his work, the political aura in his native country Burkina Faso and present excerpts of his recent work whose many texts touch on the theme of migration.

Born in 1983 in Ouagadougou, Aristide Tarnagda studied sociology in Ouagadougou University. He started his career as a comedian in theatre where he worked with Luc Dumont, Jean Pierre Guignane, Dimmi Dedelphe and Philippe Laurent.

During the 2004 theatre festival he made his first script, “Alors, tue-moi”. Tarnagda made acquaintances with Koffi Kwahule. After that he got inspired and wrote many scripts including Les Larmes du ciel d’Aout, De l’amour au cimetiere, On ne payera pas l’oxygene, Exils 4, and Les Patrons, je les emmerde.

Tarnagda has developed his projects in Africa, Europe and Brazil. The session shall take place at Goethe Institute in Kiyovu on 16th January 2014. Entrance will be free.



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