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Joëlle Sambi



Joëlle Sambi is an Afrofeminist lesbian activist, co-chair of the EuroCentralAsian Lesbian Community. She is Belgian-Congolese writer, poet and filmmaker. Her artistic work is closely linked to her activism and she questions through them the notions of belonging, police brutalities, classism and LGBT rights especially for ethnic minorities. She is working on the publication of her next novel as well as a collection of poetry. And continues the realization of her first documentary "Pinkshasa Diaspora", a political poem about the lives of LGBT people of Congolese origin living in the diaspora. « Caillasses » is her first poetry book. In 2021, she won the Litterature prize from Scam, the authors society.