New! Collection of Poems in English: The River in the Belly

  • Post published:August 31, 2021
Cover von The River in the Belly von Fiston Mwanza Mujila
Cover of the collection of poems “The River in the Belly” by Fiston Mwanza Mujila

Today “The River in the Belly” is published by Deep Vellum. The poetry collection is the English version of “Le Fleuve dans le Ventre/ The River in the Belly,” which was previously published by Thanhäuser Verlag in 2013. 

“After all the riches that have been torn from his country by foreigners, asks this remarkable poet, ‘will they also find a way to haul away the Congo River and use it as room freshener?’ Mwanza Mujila’s raw and passionate work is an authentic voice from a long-suffering land whose story we are too often accustomed to hearing only from outsiders.”

Adam Hochschild, author of “King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa”

To the publisher’s webpage