Abdourahman Waberi is a novelist, poet and scholar, originally from Djibouti. It is one of the great voices of that ancient Confetti of the French Empire, of which the writer has recounted in his work the promises and drifts. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his country’s independence, RFI asked him about the evolution of his country, his personal journey as a committed intellectual and his unfailing links with his native country, where he is persona non Grata for almost a decade.
RFI: You were 12 years old at the time of Djibouti’s independence in 1977. What do you remember about[……]