Gaël Faye: Franco Rwandese Rapper, Composer, and Novelist


Wednesday, October 24, 2018 — 5:00-7:00pm

UWM Hefter Conference Center

3271 North Lake Drive


Open and free to the public

Join us for an evening of conversation and bilingual readings from the award-winning novel Small Country, and songs with the socially engaged wordsmith Gaël Faye, whose craft depicts the fragility of his Bujumbura childhood haven within the violence of growing national and international tensions, and calls out exclusionary practices and identity politics, then and now, from Burundi and Rwanda to France, and beyond…

Musical accompaniment by Paul Cebar.

Co-sponsors at UWM: Dept. of French, Italian and Comparative Literature, MALLT & Institute of World Affairs

Additional co-sponsors: Alliance Francaise de Milwaukee, Cultural Services French Embassy in the United States