Monday, October 20, 2008

A book I want to read... ‘ Madame le Président de la République’

From the U.S. embassy website in Ouagadougou:

On Tuesday June 24th 2008, the American Cultural Center in collaboration with Antoine Sanon, organized a book signing ceremony in honor of his new book entitled ‘Madame le Président de la République’. The American Cultural Center was proud to host this activity because it supported our mutual goals of supporting freedom of speech, women's rights, and democracy. Professor Loada kicked off the event with a brief comparative analysis of democracy in Burkina Faso and the United States. The Center's own Binta Mayaki welcomed attendees by addressing the need for more local civil society initiatives to explore issues such as democracy and women's participation. Over 90 participants listened intently to the description of the book and supported a lively Q&A session.

« Madame le Président de la République » is a literary novel, which addresses the question of political succession and change in Burkina Faso. Antoine Sanon is currently Program Manager at Catholic Relief Services in Burkina Faso and President of the Permanent Council of Citizens of the World (CIVIPAX).

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