Killer question: Is it possible to fly out to Africa but stay in France ?
It's a well-known fact, literature is great for escapism. Today, we tell you about a place that honors a host of writers who are far too little represented: writers from Africa and the West Indies.
"Lis Thé Ratures" is a hybrid space that aims to highlight African literature.
Located in Boulogne-Billancourt, it is both a bookstore, a tea house, and a co-working space that honors writers from Africa and the Caribbean, who continue to be underexposed and often misrepresented.
Roxane Yap, its founder, hopes to bring with this project more diversity to the book world.
Decorated with African paterns and colors, it's also a place that hosts many afro-centric exhibitions and sells items specific to the black community such as jewelry made of pearls and wax, paintings depicting women in traditional dresses as well as black dolls.
Roxane hopes that a movement will arise and that a change will be made in regard to the representation of the Afro-Caribbean culture in the literature.
Long live « Lis Thé Ratures » !