Sinzo Aanza

Sinzo Aanza is a poet, a playwright, a visual artist and the author of a significant first novel Généalogie d’une banalité(2015), of several plays including Que ta volonté soit Kin (2018), of poems, short stories, and essays. His writing questions the political situation of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as the image of this country that “has always belonged to investors, preferably foreign ones”. The exploitation of natural resources, the presentation of national identities and their abuse, and the construction of the image of Congo since the colonial period are themes that nourish both his literary and visual works. Sinzo Aanza is the artistic director of Yango, the Contemporary Art Biennale in Kinshasa.