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Burkina Faso


Maison de la Parole – which could be translated by “The house of words” – is a platform for the arts of speech. This organisation aims to professionalise the craftsmanship of tale-telling in the sub-region of West-Africa. Located in Bobo-Dioulasso, this organisation strives for the transcribing of tales and their distribution along with the professionalisation of the storytellers and the structures that gather them.

Its action spreads currently across three countries (Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger) that have in common the national importance given to the art of oratory. Storytellers are convinced by the necessity to join forces to conduct concerted and efficient actions by sharing the experiences of their countries.

Programme 2017-2018: Africalia supports the strengthening of skills such as structural, administrative and financial management ; the training of storytellers; cultural diffusion with the Caravane du Conte.


Maison de la Parole
01 BP 806 Bobo-Dioulasso 01 – BURKINA-FASO
00226 20 98 52 44