Professor of French Joseph Mwantuali was recently invited to teach literature at Institut Supérieur Pédagogique de la Gombe (ISP-Gombe) in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Mwantuali taught three courses: Congolese literature and Negro-African literature for freshmen, and postcolonial theory and Congolese literature for master’s degree seniors. The intense, crash courses were taught from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for three weeks.
“I was humbled by this invitation, and learned a lot from the exchanges with the students, and especially the colleagues who are doing their best there working in very challenging conditions,” Mwantuali reflected. He said he hopes to return to ISP-Gombe to continue the work he started.
Mwantuali will also direct a Ph.D. thesis and two master’s theses at ISP-Gombe this academic year.