Mariem Marouani is a research scholar and writer on board at Africa Agenda. Her academic interests include public opinion and media analysis of critical issues impacting politics and international relations. She is based at the University of Pavia, in Italy. Mariem is ambitious and curious, with the aim of understanding the world around her. She loves reading and writing poems, cooking, and traveling.

With the Goncourt Prize Win, Senegal’s Mbougar Sarr Sends a Message

  The prestigious 2021 Goncourt Prize has been won by Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, with his novel “La plus secrète mémoire des hommes”, or “The most secret memory of men.” The book was published in France by Philippe Rey. Mohamed Mbougar Sarr thus became the first writer from sub-Saharan Africa to receive France’s most prestigious literary prize.…

With Omicron the Stigmatization of Africa Grows

Just as the Omicron variant of COVID-19 or coronavirus began spreading, the United States and other Western governments imposed a travel ban on 8 Southern African nations: South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, and Malawi. South Africa, the region’s largest economy, and where the variant originated, suffered the most from the ban.  On…