An author from Guinea
writing in French
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"Caught up in the swirl of life from a very early age in Paris, the city in
which I was born to a Martiniquan mother and a Guinean father. One of a family
of nine children, I have led a lone battle to look after myself and maintain my
independence to achieve the happiness and success I sought. In 1965, very young and the mother of three children, I endured three years
detention as a political prisoner in the jail at the notorious Boiro Camp in
Conakry (Guinea); my only fault being a women acquainted with the career of one
of the most eminent and rich businessmen of this country. Out of detention, I took up a career as an international consultant which led
me to live through exciting moments throughout my many travels and stop-overs
in Africa, Europe and Quebec." (From the book cover).
Josiane Cointet lived in Paris at the time of publishing her autobiography (2000).
Du soleil d'Afrique aux neiges du Québec ou Les élans du cur d'un femme d'affaires africaine [From the African sun to the snow of Quebec]. Paris: Editions des Ecrivains, 2000. (132p.). ISBN 2-84434-732-0. Autobiography.
The University of Western Australia/French
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