An author from the Ivory Coast writing in French
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Anne-Marie Adiaffi hails from the Ivory Coast. She was born in 1951 in Abengourou and died in Abidjan in 1994. She was educated at primary and secondary school level in her own country, then in Marseilles. After obtaining a bilingual secretarial diploma in Dakar, she worked in the Ivory Coast as a secretary in a bank, then from 1983 onwards, she worked at the publishing house "Nouvelles Editions Africaines" in Abidjan. She had two children [her daughter Nathalie is pictured on the front cover of Une Vie hypotéquée.]
Une Vie hypotéquée [A Mortgaged Life] Abidjan: Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines, 1984. (128 p.) ISBN: 2 72360626 0. Novel.
A lazy and unscrupulous man does not think twice about promising his daughter in marriage to a rich, elderly serviceman. Even before the baby is born, her intended husband showers his future family-in-law with gifts, then he undertakes to pay all the living costs of the young girl who has been promised to him. The day that the latter learns that she is going to be forced to marry her "benefactor", she runs away...
La Ligne brisée [The Broken Line]. Abidjan: Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines C.I., 1989. (197p.). ISBN: 2 7236 1495 6. Novel.
Sonanfè's misfortune began on the day of his birth when his mother died while giving birth to him, only to be followed by the death of his father. In fact, anyone to show him any kindness suffers the same fate. He is shunned by the inhabitants of his village who believe he is the devil's son and he is finally banished by his own people...
The University of Western Australia/French
Created: 26 November 1996
Modified: 24 October 2013
Archived: 24 October 2013