An author from Gabon and Switzerland
writing in French
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Bessora was born in Belgium in 1968, to a Gabonese father and a Swiss mother. She spent her chidhood growing up in Africa, Europe and the United States of America. Having completed a business course and worked as a banking consultant, she moved to Paris where she completed a Doctorate in Anthropolgy. In a recent interview published by Amina (2007) she mentioned travelling around the world to promote her books. (Book cover of Les Tâches d'encre and interviews published in "Delirium" (2000) and "Amina" (2007).
53 cm. Paris: Le Serpent à Plumes, 2000 (204p.). ISBN: 2 84261 143 8. Novel.
Les Tâches d'encre. [The ink stains] Paris: Le Serpent à Plumes, 2000 (285p.). ISBN: 2 84261 215 9. Novel.
Deux bébés et l'addition [Two babies and the bill] Paris: Le Serpent à Plumes, 2002. (276p.). ISBN 2-84261-379-1. Novel.
Courant d'air aux Galeries. [A breath of fresh air in the Galleries] Paris: Eden productions, 2003. (64p.). ISBN 2-913-245-74-9. Short novel.
Petroleum Paris: Denoël, 2004. (336p.). ISBN: 2 207 25616 2. Novel.
Cueillez-moi, jolis Messieurs... Paris: Editions Gallimard, 2007. (296p.). ISBN: 978 2 07 078296 3. Novel.
"The Milka Cow". In King, Adèle, (ed.) From Africa - New francophone stories. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2004, pp.130-135. Short story in English.
"Bionic woman". In Ananda Devi, (ed.) Les Balançoires. Yaoundé: Editions Tropiques, 2006, pp. 50-71. Short story.
Et si Dieu me demande, dites-Lui que je dors. Paris: Gallimard, 2008. (344p.). ISBN: 978-2-07-011959-2. Novel.
Cyr@no. Paris: Editions Belfond, 2011. (240p.). ISBN: 972-2-7144-4999-3. Novel.
Jean-Marie Volet. Petroleum. June 2009.
The University of Western Australia/French
Created: 13 June 2000
Modified: 22 April 2012
Archived: 28 November 2013