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Simone Atangana Bekono

Simone Atangana Bekono

Simone Atangana Bekono (1991) is a poet and graduated from Creative Writing Artez with her first poetry collected titled How the First Sparks Became Visible in 2016. She won the Poëziedebuutprijs Aan Zee for this collection in 2018. She participated in the 2016 Slow Writing Lab, the talent development programme of the Dutch Foundation for Literature in collaboration with dutch writing schools. Her poetry constantly alternates between combativeness and tenderness, showing how the personal can be simultaneously poetic and political. Besides poetry, Atangana Bekono also writes prose. Her debut novel Confrontaties will appear in September 2020.

 

 

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