translation & commentary by Todd Fredson
Josué Guébo is the author of five collections of poetry, one collection of short stories, and two books of scholarship. His most recent collection of poetry, Songe à Lampedusa / Think of Lampedusa (Silex / New South, 2014), won the 2014 Tchicaya U Tam'si Prize for African Poetry. Guébo served as president of the Ivorian Writers’ Association from 2011 to 2016. A doctor of history and philosophy of the sciences, he is a professor at the University of Félix Houphouët-Boigny of Cocody in Abidjan, Côte-d’Ivoire.