• Azani V. Ebengou
  • Department of French, Rutgers University

Bio: Born in France to Congolese and French parents, Azani V. Ebengou is an actress, writer and researcher. After completing her acting training in France (École de la Comédie de Saint-Étienne; Conservatoire de Lyon), she started the Graduate Program in French at Rutgers University in 2019. She is currently working on her Master's thesis, provisionally titled "Le Théâtre Noir de Paris, 1975-1989: The Erased Memory of A Black Consciousness In The Making." Engaged in Afrofeminist activism, thinking and acting out decolonization is constitutive of all her endeavors. If research allows her room to reflect, the stage (or its equivalents) give her space to breathe. In performing arts, what interests her is how air, musicality and light enter bodies through words, and how theater can be a spiritual and diasporic practice.

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