5 famous people you didn’t know are from the Republic of Congo

Novieku-Babatunde Adeola Aug 15, 2019 at 10:32am

August 15, 2019 at 10:32 am | Opinions & Features

Novieku-Babatunde Adeola

Novieku-Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

August 15, 2019 at 10:32 am | Opinions & Features

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Emmanuel Boundzéki Dongala_Photo: Afrotourism

Emmanuel Boundzéki Dongala 

Emmanuel Dongala is a Congolese chemist and novelist who has authored so many award-winning books. He was Dean of Marien Ngouabi University in Brazzaville until the war broke in 1997. As a chemist, his speciality is stereochemistry, asymmetric synthesis, and environmental toxicology.

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Emmanuel Boundzéki Dongala’s award-winning book, Johnny Mad Dog_Photo: Amazon

His books Johnny Mad Dog & Little Boys Come From The Stars are award-winning novels. His work featured in the Penguin Book of Modern African Poetry has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

French director, Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire, worked on a 2008 project based on his book, Johnny Mad Dog. The film stars Christopher Minie, Daisy Victoria Vandy, Dagbeh Tweh, Barry Chernoh, Mohammed Sesay and Joseph Duo.

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