A Congolese writer and translator, she is best known for her novel La Dette Coloniale, published in 1995. The work critically examines the common African belief that a better life exists in Europe.
She attended the University of Lubumbashi and subsequently moved to the United States.
She taught French at Dulles High School in Texas during the 2007-2008 school year.
She grew up in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
She and Maya Angelou are both famous writers of African descent.