chapters that pay homage to Cheikh Anta Diop and Mongo Beti, the wide
variety of topics in this book include the dilemma of the writer who is
stuck between two languages,
the shipwreck of the Joola in Senegal, the continuing waves of
migration towards Europe and the cultural challenges of globalization.
The genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda,
which too many people are still trying to deny, has been given special
importance. Projecting one’s gaze beyond the mirror means trying to
expose the lies that hide behind so many
clichés that are common currency about Africa. Above all, it means
ringing the alarm bell as a warning against the sinister political
intentions that feed a growing Afrophobia.