- Foire Coloniale de Bruxelles
- Call number
- Sc MG 112
- Physical description
- .4 linear feet
- Preferred Citation
- Foire Coloniale de Bruxelles collection, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library
- Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Annual literary fair held in Brussels, Belgium for the Belgian colonies. Collection of literary works written by Congolese civil servants for the Foire Coloniale de Bruxelles consisting mostly of folk tales of various ethnic groups. There is also an autobiographical article by Raphael Mutombo, and a scrapbook of mounted clippings from the newspaper L'Etoile, consisting of the story of Chief Samba-a-Kya-Buta founder of the Kinda kingdom, written by Bonaventure Makonga. Also included is a notebook of folktales of the Baluba people with transcriptions of Baluba sayings that relate childhood retentions of elders' tales, written by Benoit Nyengele.
Using the collection
LocationSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037-1801