NIMROD BEN DJANGRANG, known as NIMROD, was born at Koyom, in the south of Chad in 1950. To begin with, he taught French, history, geography and philosophy in Chad and the Ivory Coast. Nimrod says that he writes as a witness of the war that made him flee his home country and to rend homage to his mother, his childhood and the wonder of language itself. Nimrod is a poet, novelist and essayist, and is published notably by Actes Sud and Obsidiane. He received the Louise Labé poetry award for Passage à l'infini in 1999 and the Prix Max Jacob 2011 for Babel, Babylone.