Cultural diversity

Cultural policies and measures - Best practices

Bénédicte Chaine-Sidibé and Marcel Kalunga receive the OIF Kadima Award for promoting African and Creole partner languages

The literature category of the Kadima Award for promoting African and Creole partner languages has been won by Bénédicte Chaine-Sidibé of France for Kulle Ladde (Bush Animals), while Marcel Kalunga of Congo has won the translation category for his translation of Les règles du savoir vivre dans la société moderne by Jean Luc Lagarce from French into Kiswahili.

The Kadima Award was created by the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) in 1989 to encourage applied research into the national languages of francophone countries as well as writing and translation into these languages (Creole variants, Fulfuldé, Wolof, Lingala, Kiswahili, Hausa, Bambara, etc.). The award is given every two years to authors of new work in one of these languages, or in French for translations. The award comes with a €4,600 prize per category and includes publication of the prize-winning work.


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