Judicaël-Ulrich Boukanga Serpende was born in 1983 in Bangui. He studied literature and theology at the Catholic Institute in Paris. After becoming a priest, he now teaches at the Grand Séminar Saint Marc in Bangui. He has written novels, published in French: "Et si Brillait le soleil" (2015) and "Dunia" (2016). Boukanga Serpende lives in Bingo in the Central African Republic.