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God's Graffiti. Prophetic agency and the pragmatics of writing in Post-Colonial Gabon

Abstract : This article, combining text and images in innovative ways, deals with odd graffiti covering the public walls of Libreville (Gabon). Their writer, André Ondo Mba, is an eccentric character, a self-proclaimed prophet who claims to perform the divine creation through his public writings. The article shows how Ondo Mba's personal mythology, though extravagant, resorts to a political and religious imagination which finds in fact many echoes in postcolonial Gabon.
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Julien Bonhomme. God's Graffiti. Prophetic agency and the pragmatics of writing in Post-Colonial Gabon. R. Baxstrom & T. Meyers (eds.). Anthropologies, Creative Capitalism, p.31-55, 2008. ⟨halshs-00801513⟩

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