An author from France and Guinea
writing in French
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Nadine Bari was born in 1940 in the Dordogne, France. After her secondary education, she studied Law at the Sorbonne, completed a doctoral thesis and enrolled in l'Ecole Supérieure de Traducteurs. In 1964 she set out for Guinea with her husband, Abdoulaye "Djibril" Bari. From 1964 to 1971 she worked for the United Nations in Conakry. On 27th July 1971 she left Conakry for France with her children. Her husband a high-ranking Guinean Civil Servant who was supposed to meet up with her was arrested at the end of August 1972 and "disappeared". It took Nadine Bari 20 years to find out the truth about her husband's fate. Nadine Bari worked as a legal translator for the European Council and retired in 1999. She now lives in Guinea and works with the associations Guinée-Solidarité et Voir la vie. [Sighted 20 December 2012].
Grain de sable: les combats d'une femme de disparu [Grain of Sand: the Battles of a Missing Person's Wife] . Paris: Le Centurion, 1983. (340p.). Autobiography. ISBN: 2 227 12603 5.
"Grain of Sand" tells of the steps undertaken by the author, between 1971 and 1982, to find her husband who was reported missing during Sékou Touré's government.
Noces d'absence [The Missing Wedding Party] . Paris: Le Centurion, 1986. (117p.). Autobiography. ISBN: 2 227 12607 8.
The death of Sékou Touré and a change of government allows Nadine Bari to continue the search for her husband in Guinea, where he was last spotted...
Chroniques de Guinée: Essai sur la Guinée des années 90 [A Chronicle from Guinea: Essay on Guinea in the 1990s] Paris: Karthala, 1994. (176p.). Autobiography. ISBN: 2-86537-492-0
A last journey to Guinea allows Nadine Bari to find her husband's grave
Guinée, les cailloux de la mémoire. Paris: Karthala, 2003. (258p.) Biography of Mouctar, a close friend of Nadine Bari. ISBN 2-584586-452-3
L'Œil du héron. Conakry: Editions Tabala, 2005. (232p.). ISBN: 2 35253 002 4. Novel.
The University of Western Australia/French
Created: 24 December 1995
Modified : 17 January 2007
Archived: 19 December 2012