The seventh day at the National Council of Human Rights (CND) stand of the 27thInternational book fair was rich and varied as it dedicated its first session “debate and analysis” to topics of “new axis for promoting African cultures”.
Mrs. Ange Mbelle, a book distributor, explained on Thursday on this occasion: “It is important in my opinion that Africans should know and share their cultures”.
It’s worth noting that Mrs. Amina Bouayach, President of the CNDH has attended the entire debate and has praised at the end of this session the relevance of ideas exchange and reflections on African culture.
+ New axis of promoting African cultures +
The debate was moderated by Mr. Eugène Ebodé, writer from Cameroun, administrator of African literature and arts at the Academy of the Moroccan Kingdom and enriched by the attendance of Mr. Juvénal Ngorwanubusa, writer from Burundi and university professor; Mr. Christian Kader Keita, Congo-Mauritanian writer and Mrs. Ange Mbelle, book distributor from Cameroun in Central and West Africa.
Those writers and novelists from the African continent have illustrated their reflections on relying on oral traditions and revaluation of African languages as “universal heritage” to be preserved and saved. “Innovative devices” was highlighted as a topic in terms of circulation and availability of cultural tools to eccentric publics.
In a statement made to Article19.ma news website, Mr. Christian Kader Keita recalled that “a man without culture is like a decapitated chicken we ask to walk.. it will not go further and it will stop immediately”.
Concerning the issue of restituting arts books to African countries, has confirmed Mr. Keita is that “Africans need to find again their roots”.
+ Security policies in Morocco +
The CNDH stand daily session “Around a book” invited Mr. Ihsan Hafidi to present his book entitled “Security policies in Morocco: the Authority and roles of political elites”.
In his book, the writer evokes «the follow up of the relationship between authority and political class, and also an analysis of the impact of Moroccan political changes on the controlling function of security structures”.
Mr. El Hafidi keeps watching on how «to decompose the roles of Parliament and of political elite to formulate public policies with security character, going through historical, political and institutional contexts and their impact on the performance of Parliament”.