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Marguerite Abouet

Marguerite Abouet was born in Abidjan in 1971. At the age of twelve, she was sent with her older brother to study in France under the care of a great-uncle. She now lives in Romainville, a...

Ahmadou Kourouma

Ahmadou Kourouma, called "one of the major figures of contemporary African literature" by Figaro, was born in 1927 in the small town of Boundiali in the Ivory Coast. As a young man he...

Koffi Kwahulé

Koffi Kwahulé was born in Abengourou, Côte d'Ivoire. He was educated at the national Institute of arts of Abidjan, then at the École Nationale Supérieure of arts...
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