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By Michele Smith
The Times 

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The African Doctor (Bienvenue à Marly-Gomont, 2016)

Inspired by true events, The African Doctor is about a doctor from Zaire, who moves with his family to a small provincial village in France, in the mid-1970s. For Seyolo Zantoko, serving the villagers as their doctor provides an avenue to gain French nationality, and better opportunities for his family.

The story was written by Zantoko’s son, the Hip Hop artist Kamini. It is about how the family overcame obstacles to being accepted by the villagers.

When Zantoko asked one farmer how to overcome the villagers’ reluctance to being trea...

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