Artist and writer Jean Lamore is the author of the novels AKA Book of Fever and UQ11 Dawn’s Improbability, and in Italian Construzione del Oblio, Diario del Polisario and Vedere l’Occupazione. For several years he was the founding editor of the glossy review Mamba, a magazine of culture, science and politics. Having traveled extensively in sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa and the Middle East, his articles have been published in Jeune Afrique, Africa International, Il Manifesto, El Moudjahid and NKA magazine, among others. He wrote and coproduced the documentary Building Oblivion on the great repressive wall of Western Sahara; the film was heralded at the Third Naples Human Rights Film Festival. Lamore exhibits his paintings and sculptures widely. He has appeared regularly on Canal Algérie, TV 5 Monde, France 24 and BBC World, in addition to participating in conferences at the Sorbonne and Assemblée Nationale in Paris, the School of Oriental African Studies (SOAS) London, Suor Orsola Benincasa Naples Philosophical Institute, Naples, Royal African Society, London, Frontline, London, Beirut Art Center (BAC) and Arab Image Foundation, Beirut.