A Book to read. Great writing.
If you are African, living in Europe, with kids reaching teenagehood or already grownups, please do yourself a favor give them the book of Mpata Nse “L’énigme du zèbre”.
It’s a self healing monologue of an African living with indigenous Europeans, at time a work of fiction, more often biographical confession, and all the time engaged in a medical self diagnosis of the trauma of Africans kids living in alien environments like Europe.
Your kids would likely step on a seed of baobab on the street and fall, and would never be the same again. For good.
This might be the volume 1 of Mpata Nse self denunciation, discovery, healing, and amazing stories.
She is leaving very soon to dive into the jungle of the big Congo with more stories to bring back.
She might be a bit shy to approach, and heavily scripted in her public manners and speeches, but don’t open the hood. Her smile might confuse you but you’d be amazed and delighted by a powerful woman.
The book is unfortunately only available in the dying European language called French, something that might heavily limit the readership.