An author from Cameroon
writing in French
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Virginie's parents separated while she was in her infancy; Her father, a Cameroonian continued to live in Yaoundé; Virginie's only subsequent meeting with him was on a trip she made to Africa. Virginie, who has always lived with her mother, settled in Lille, France. During her very early childhood she was shielded by the care and affection of those around her. At school however, her mulatto appearance attracted hurtful jokes and name-calling which hurt her deeply.
Such situations were not however reserved solely for people of colour in a predominantly white population: the cripples, those seen as too small or too big, they too suffered these cruel attacks. For Virginie, her sadness was made the greater by the absence of her father from the family home and her feelings of alienation. (From Vers Enivrants).
On May 7, 2003 she wrote in an email addressed to the editor : "I am now 38, working in the Arts Faculty at the University Antilles-Guyane, Martinique where I am the Head of Administrative Services. Beside my collection poems, I also wrote two academic publications on Geopolitic and geostrategy"
Vers Enivrants [Exhilirating verses] Yaoundé: Editions CLE, 1987 (114p.). Poetry.
The University of Western Australia/French
Created: 5 July 2002
Modified: 7 June 2003
Archived: 13 December 2012