This celebration of Congolese art includes a poetry reading by Congolese poet Father Toussaint Kafarhire Murhula, S.J., Loyola University Chicago, which includes selections from Bukavu (2004), Lettre à une generation damnée (2009), and Solstice d’Afrique (2009). The event also includes a reading of a play by Congolese playwright Pierre Mumbere Mujomba.
Toussaint Kafarhire Murhulap is a Jesuit priest, poet, literary critic, and a founding member of Congonova, a group of young Congolese intellectuals and activists devoted to the edification of the DRC. In 2006, he founded the Ballet Renaissance Africa in Bukavu. He lives in Chicago where he is pursuing a Ph.D. in political science at Loyola University.