Paulin Joachim

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Paulin Joachim (born 1931 in Cotonou, Dahomey) is a Beninese poet, journalist, and editor.

He was educated in several places including Lyon, France, and by 1971 was a French citizen. He also worked with French poet Philippe Soupault. Joachim's two volumes of poetry are Un nègre raconte in 1954 and Anti-grâce in 1967. He was political editor for France Noir, an editor-in-chief for Bingo, and manager for the African Décennie 2. He is also strongly associated with David Diop.[1] In 2006 he was among the winners of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute "W. E. B. Du Bois medal".[2]

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