In Koli Jean Bofane is an author. He grew up in Belgium but returned to his native Congo (Zaire) in 1983. With the increasing oppression of press freedom in his country, he left in 1993 to pursue a writing career in Belgium. Bofane’s first work Pourquoi le lion n’est plus le roi des animaux (1996) is a satire about dictators. His latest book Congo Inc. Le Testament de Bismarck (2015) paints a complex picture of the contemporary Congo in the grip of globalization. In 2015 he was awarded the Prix des 5 continents de la Francophonie.