Norbert MBU-MPUTU (MA, BA Hons)
Freelance journalist, Writer, and Project Manager in BRISTOL
BORN in DR Congo (Mai-Ndombe province) and living in Bristol (UK), using the writer's name of NORBERT X, I lived in Wales for ten years where I became an expert and coordinated Wales (UK) and D.R. Congo common history projects sponsored by Heritage Lottery Fund, projects in the footsteps of famous explorers, missionnaries and contributors such as Henry Morton Stanley, Edmund D. Morel, Rev. William Hughes who founded the Congo & African Institute of Wales in Colwyn Bay (1891-1912) and brought in Wales in 1884 two first Congo Boys.
TWO TIMES Unltd Millennium Awards winner, founder and coordinator of South People's Projects (SoPPro), a registered charity, and of the Community Space Partnership (Newport), a hub of community organisations, I am a former teacher, a UN worker and Team Leader of a British NGO in Africa, I was and am a trustee and member of some organisations: Church Action on Poverty, Anti-Poverty Network Cymru, Sub-Saharan Advisory Panel (Wales), Free Fair DRC, Wales Peace Institute, United Nations Association Wales, Pen Wales, the Diaspora Changemakers (sponsored by Comic Relief, DFiD, RSA and Common Purpose) alumnus, Exiled Journalists Network,the City of Newport Ambassador,an Anti-Poverty Ambassador, etc.
A RESEARCHER at the Centre d'Etudes Ethnologiques de Bandundu (CEEBA DRC/Austria), collaborator to the African Studies Centre (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium) and member of the Centre for Migration and Refugee Belongings (CMRB)/University of East London, I studied Philosophy (MA), MA in Charity Management (St Mary's Catholic University-Twickenham/London) and BA in Anthropology and Sociology courses, journalism, ICT (Computer) and Film (Ba Hons, University of East London). Fluent in English & French, I studied Latin and attended many courses, trainings & workshops in several subjects.
I PUBLISHED many books (poetry, novels, essays, researches), articles and academic contributions on my fields of expertise: the migration, asylum and refugee, the multiculturalism, the African Traditional Religions mainly on the withcraft issue.
JOURNALIST often invited by medias (RFI, BBC) about Africa and Congo, I am the UK permanent correspondent of MNG Radio (Paris, France) and accredited to the NATO. My last book (in French) is: "L'autre Lumumba. Peuple du Congo, résistances et victories sur le front de la Guerre froide" (Another Lumumba. People of the Congo, Resistand and Victory at the Front Line of the Cold War, 738 p.).