Jeanne de CAVALLY|
An author from the Ivory Coast
writing in French
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Jeanne de Cavally (whose real name is Jeanne Goba) was a schoolteacher for 35 years. She comes from the South West region of the Ivory Coast and was born in 1926 in Bergerville. She spent her childhood in Tabou, then in Abidjan, and comes from a large family (she has 7 brothers and 9 sisters). Her secondary studies commenced at the age of 16 at l'école supérieure in Bingerville which she left when she was 19 to go to the Teacher Training College in Rufisque, in Senegal. She finished her training in 1949 and returned to the Ivory Coast to work as a schoolteacher and, a few years later she became Headmistress of the school. She retired in 1983 and passed away in the 1990s. She had numerous children and grandchildren.
Papi. Abidjan: Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines, 1978.
Pou&é-Poué le petit cabri [Poué-Poué, the little goat] . Abidjan: Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines, 1981.
Le Réveillon de Boubacar [Boubacar's Christmas Eve]. Abidjan: Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines, 1981.
Bley et sa bande [Bley and his gang]. Abidjan: Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines, 1985.
Cocochi, le petit poussin jaune [Cocochi, the little yellow chick]. Abidjan: Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines, 1987
The University of Western Australia/French
Created: 14 September 1996
Modified: 13 November 2003
Archived: 12 December 2012