Koumanthio Zeinab DIALLO|
An author from Guinea
writing in French and Pular
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Koumanthio Zeinab Diallo (Kazédi) was born in 1956 at Labé in Guinea. She hails from a rich poetic tradition. Her first work was dedicated to her children, Dalanda (Lynda), Ousmane (Mawdo), Mamadou (Vieux) and Tguidanké (Nene). Koumanthio Zeinab Diallo is a foundation member of the Guinean branch of the PEN Club International, a member of the International Committee of Women Writers and of several other literary associations. She gained a first prize for poetry written in the Pular language in 1990. An Agricultural Engineer by profession, she has been a development consultant for UNDP (United Nations Development Programme).
Comme les Pétales du Crépuscule [Like Petals at Dawn]. Lomé: Editions La Semeuse-Togo, n.d. (55p.). Poetry.
This book of poetry contains thirtyone poems grouped around the following themes: A suggestion of love; Peace and love; A ritual of hope; The roots of despair; Past and present beauties.
Pellun Gondhi. Guinée: Editions Ganndal, 1996. (46p.). Poetry in Pular.
Les Epines de l'amour. [The Thorns of Love]. Paris: L'Harmattan, 1997. (91p.) Novel.
A Princess gets married against the wishes of her father.
Le fils du roi Guémé et autres contes du Fouta Djallon de Guinée. [The son of the King of Guémé and other stories of Guinea's Fouta Djallon]. Paris: L'Harmattan, 2004. (90p.). Tales. [Preface by Bernard Salvaing].
Daado l'orpheline et autres contes du Fouta Djallon de Guinée. [Daado the orphan and other stories of Guinea's Fouta Djallon]. Paris: L'Harmattan, 2004. (94p.). Tales. [Preface by Bernard Salvaing].
Le Rire du silence. [The Joy of Silence]. Paris: L'Harmattan, 2005. (60p.). Poetry.
Les Humiliées. [Humiliated Women]. Paris: L'Harmattan, 2005. (90p.). Theatre.
The University of Western Australia/French
Created: 8 April 1998.
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