Joséphine KAMA BONGO|
An author from Gabon
writing in French
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Joséphine Kama Bongo (born Marie Joséphine Dabany) hails from Gabon. She became the "First Lady of Gabon" in 1967 when her husband Omar Bongo became President of the country. A leading member of her husband's Political Party, she created women's cultural groups throughout the country, promoting traditional chanting and dancing. After her divorce from President Bongo, she settled in the United States where she became a star of Gabonese music under the name of Patience Dabany. One of the highlights of her long and successful career was her concert in Paris' Olympia in 2001.
Obali. 1974. Theatre. [Adapted by Philippe Mory].
The University of Western Australia/French
Created: 9 April 2007
Archived: 10 May 2013