An author from the Central African Republic and Congo
writing in French
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Andrée Blouin was born 16th December, 1921 in the village of Bessou in the Republic of Central African Republic (a region known at that time as Oubangui-Chari). Her mother came from Banziri and her father was French. Separated from her mother, she was placed in an orphanage and it was only as an adult that she made contact with her parents and got to know them again. Seduced by Sékou Touré, she joined him in his revolutionary activities; later she was in the Congo with Antoine Gezenga...
In collaboration with Jean MacKellar My Country, Africa. Autobiography of the Black pasionaria Andrée Blouin. New York: Praeger,1983. (295p.). Autobiography.
This work was written in English by Madame Blouin's biographer and is, in fact, the autobiography of a French speaking woman totally committed to the political struggles which led to Congo's Independence.
A short extract of Andrée Blouin's biography is mentioned in an article about Lopes's Le Lys et le Flamboyant published in Mots Pluriels no 7 (1998). (Publication July 1998)
The University of Western Australia/French
Created: 26 May 1998
Archived: 10 May 2013