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(c) Ali Ghandtschi

Guest 2020.



African Renaissance Publishing

London, 2012

No Place to Call Home


London, 2017

Sei kein Mann

Warum Männlichkeit ein Albtraum für Jungs ist


Berlin, 2020

[Ü: Malcolm Ohanwe]

JJ Bola [ Congo, United Kingdom ]

born in Kinshasa, fled to London at the age of six and still lives there today. So far, he has published three collections of poems, a novel, and a non-fiction book on masculinity and patriarchy. Bola worked as a social worker for young people with mental health problems for several years. He supports projects that raise public awareness about the human rights situation in the Congo. He is also a UNHCR ambassador and was invited to the Davos Economic Forum in 2018 as a former refugee.