French Immigrant Writing Competition 'Exister à bout de plume' by Aminata Aidara

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"Exister à bout de plume," a French literary competition which ended in 2012, was aimed to give young people (aged 16 to 32) with an immigrant background a voice. It invited them to take up a pen and paper and write down their thoughts in stories, rap songs, poems, and plays, wrote the Italian website DGB. 

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The competition was initiated by Italian Aminata Aidara (Senegalese father and Italian mother) who studied in France to obtain her doctorate at the Sorbonne. The project was also supported by EU program Youth in Action.


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