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Madagascar

Johary Ravaloson

Johary Ravaloson is an author and visual artist, in addition to his day job as a lawyer. Born in Antananarivo, Madagascar, in 1965, he lived and studied in Paris and Réunion before...

Iharilanto Patrick Andriamangatiana

Iharilanto Patrick Andriamangatiana is a member of the Académie Nationale Malgache and the current president of Madagascar’s writers union. As an author, he is prolific in both French...

Bao Ralambo

Born in French-colonized Madagascar, Bao Ralambo has been a Spanish professor at the University of Antananarivo for the last thirty-six years. She is also an author of fiction, as well as a legal...

David Jaomanoro

David Jaomanoro (1953–2014) was a master poet, playwright, and fiction writer. Following studies in France, he taught literature at the University of Antsiranana before moving to Mayotte,...

Naivo

Naivoharisoa Patrick Ramamonjisoa, who goes by the pen name Naivo, has worked as a journalist in his home country of Madagascar. He writes about Malagasy societies, past and present, and...

Andry Andraina

Andry Andraina (1922–2006) was an extremely well-known author in Madagascar. He was a member of the national writers’ association and an active member of the Académie Malgache....

Mialy Andriamananjara

Mialy Andriamananjara is a Malagasy writer whose work has appeared in anthologies and literary magazines in both English and French. Her first love, however, is the Malagasy...

Charlotte-Arrisoa Rafenomanjato

Charlotte-Arrisoa Rafenomanjato (1936–2008) was a widely-read author, poet, playwright, and essayist who wrote primarily in French. Many of her plays have been produced in various theaters...

Cyprienne Toazara

Cyprienne Toazara grew up speaking colonial French in the northeast of Madagascar. She works as a French instructor, in addition to her numerous writing publications. One of her short-story...

Magali Nirina Marson

Reunionese and Malagasy, Magali Nirina Marson received her doctorate in French and comparative literature from the Sorbonne and is currently a senior lecturer at the University of Antananarivo,...

Jean-Luc Raharimanana

Jean-Luc Raharimanana was born in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, in 1967. By 1987 he had already been awarded the Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo Poetry Prize for his early poems. Two years...

Esther Nirina

Esther Nirina (née Esther Ranirinaharitafika) was born in 1932 on the central highlands of Madagascar.  She worked as a librarian at Orleans from 1953 to 1983. She returned to...

Jérôme Ruillier

Jérôme Ruillier was born in 1966 in Madagascar and raised in France. His work has been published by Le Pommier, Biblboquet and Autrement Jeunesse. He lives with his wife and two...
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