Ivory Coast

Fund type



Art of storytelling and recital

Project description

The creation of the NGO Groupe Efrouba pour la Culture (GREC) in Grand-Lahou (south-western Côte d’Ivoire) was motivated by a group of writers’ desire to decentralise the book promotion sector, 95% of whose activities take place in Abidjan. GREC is now multiplying its literary activities in Côte d’Ivoire and on the African continent, and extending its field of intervention to education, tourism, gastronomy, etc.

The main objective of “Faim de contes” is to enhance the oral traditions of Côte d’Ivoire through the promotion and professionalisation of native traditional storytellers. This new project is an opportunity for GREC to acquire human, technical and financial resources to bring together 12 Ivorian storytellers from different regions, to transcribe their stories into works that will be offered to publishers worldwide.