In their capacity as moralists and committed intellectuals, African Francophone writers such as C.C. Sow, N.N. Ndjekery, M.S. Keita, F. Couao-Zotti, Ahmadou Kourouma, Nimrod and E. Dongala portray various images of refugees and internally displaced persons in their works. This depiction is driven by the perceived need to humanize these displaced members of society by establishing moral/affective bridges between unfortunate members of society and readers. It is also sustained by the desire to reduce the damage caused by wars and natural disasters, as well as the need to reveal the plural identities of humans to the world.
Asaah, Augustin H.
"L'image des réfugiés et des personnes déplacées dans la fiction africaine francophone,"
Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature: Vol. 62
, Article 11.
Available at: https://crossworks.holycross.edu/pf/vol62/iss1/11