An author from France
writing in French
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Andrée Clair (Renée Jung) was born in 1916. She grew up in a Parisian suburb where she lived with her mother and father who was a Postal Inspector. After primary and secondary school education, she attended the Ethnological Institute in the Sorbonne (choosing Black Africa as an area of study) and she graduated from there with an Arts degree. Subsequently, she taught and travelled in several African countries. In 1974, she left Niger and her job as Cultural Attaché to the President of the Republic's Cabinet following a military coup. Since then, she has lived in France, both in Paris and Dreux, where she retired. She has written several works in collaboration with Boubou Hama (1906-1982), a celebrated poet, philosopher, historian and man of letters who was President of the National Assembly in Niger from 1958 to 1974.
Andrée Clair has published numerous Children's books both in her own name and in collaboration with Boubou Hama. [See French page for details].
The University of Western Australia/French
Created: 14 September 1996
Modified: 21 May 1999
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