DEVOIR DE MÉMOIRES PARGAS 9 TH & 10 TH OF AUGUST 2019
Biography Marc Alexandre Oho Bambe known as Capitaine Alexandre
The poet slammer, Marc Alexandre Oho Bambe, otherwise known as Capitaine Alexandre, sows notes and words, resistance and peace, memory and hope.
Writing to the tempo of the heart, he inscribes his lines and paces in the essential footsteps of the thinkers and professors of hope who have gone before him. His poetry sings of what is possible, the gift of self, love and revolt, the quest for the human, “and nothing but the human”, and the radical refusal to live “with his arms crossed in the sterile, passive manner of the spectator”.
He has published seven books:
– ADN (Afriques Diasporas Négritude), at Editions La Plume de l’Ange
– Le Chant des possibles (which won the Fetkann Prize for Poetry and the Paul Verlaine Poetry Prize from the Académie Française in 2015)
– Residents de la République, an essay written in “State of emergency” in 2016) at Editions La Cheminante
– De terre, de mer, d’amour et de feu (which won the Valoognes city Prize in 2018) published in July 2017 by Mémoires d’Encrier
– Diên Biên Phù at Sabine Wespieser editions (which won the Guilloux Prize in 2018, the Chambery’readers prize, the Villejuif’ city Prize and the Roblès Prize in 2019)
– Ci-gît mon Coeur in 2018 at Editions La Cheminante
– Fragments at Editions Bernard Chauveau in 2019
Founding member of the Collectif On A Slamé Sur La Lune, Capitaine Alexandre is also a columnist (Africultures, Mediapart, Le Nouveau Magazine Littéraire) and a speaker in schools and universities. He aims to elicit within the young respect and good sense, the essence of a life of curiosity and openness to the Other, an existence free of dogma and extremism.
Marc Alexandre Oho Bambe was made Chevallier de l’Ordre National du Mérite by Presidential Decree on 2 May 2017.
Captain Alexandre slams texts and sings on stages across the globe (South Africa, Lebanon, Morocco, Cameroon, Martinique, Haiti, Senegal, Cuba, Canada, United States, Ivory Coast, Spain, Malawi, Belgium, Brazil, and the Comoros Islands…).