An author from Rwanda
writing in French
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Maggy Corrêa, born of a Portugese father and a Rwandan Tutsi mother, and
Swiss by adoption (she has lived in Valais for twenty years) was a radio and
television presenter. In introducing herself in her biographical account
Tutsie, she wrote: "Pre-determined fate, which for me does not exist,
makes my life seem often to be one of continual contradiction, in perpetual
opposition with events and with one or the other part of my being. What's
more, wouldn't you say that this feeling is at odds with "normality"?
White when it would have been better to be Black, a Tutsi in a world of Hutus, a European who displays all the traits of Africa.
I begun accepting the fate allotted to me when I encountered in Rwanda, the one with whom I was to share my life for 23 years and who became the father of my children. I was then aged 18 and had never left my homeland."
Tutsie, etc. Grolley (Switzerland): Editions de l'Hèbe, 1998 (270p.). ISBN 2-940063-38-9. Autobiography.
The University of Western Australia/French
Created: 3 May 2001
Archived: 21 December 2012