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❝ we throw words around each other
like arms ❞
Claude Bérubé (1965 -)
Claude Laurent Bérubé is a French journalist and author who has lived and worked in a vast selection of countries such as the Ivory Coast, Senegal and Belgium as well as covered regular correspondent jobs all over the African continent and in his native country, France.
Besides French of which he speaks a wide range of Northern dialects, as well as dialects used in West Africa, Bérubé is fluent in English and speaks the regional African language, Wolof, well.
Age 6 through 16, Bérubé danced ballroom at a professional level, eventually earning an invitation to the Blackpool Championships for Young Dancers, but had to withdraw when he suffered a severe injury to his Achilles tendon.
Trained as a journalist from three different universities, Bérubé is currently employed by Le Monde as an African correspondent, his specialty being West Africa. During the year 1999, however, he is on leave from this particular position, instead writing weekly columns on his experiences in Berlin.
❝ Bérubé's CV.
He began his professional career as an author at age 22, contributing to an independent French-Senegalese poetry collection under the pseudonym Lau de C. Most recently, he has - under his real name - published a biography of an anonymous source in the Senegalese gay milieu, released from the La Vie-Le Monde publishing house; a book which coursed a public stir not soon after it hit the shelves.
Bérubé is a semi-public gay figure who has never denied his preference for men and been open about his life as a homosexual male in West Africa. Privately, he resides in an up-scale apartment in Paris' 18th arrondissement, on Rue de Clignancourt close to both Montmartre and Couette d'Or. Since 1999, he has been in a relationship with fellow journalist, Vincent Fortesque.
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