An author from the Ivory Coast
writing in French
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Murielle Diallo was born in 1967 in Boundiali, Ivory Coast. She is both a graphic designer and an art teacher with a keen interest in children's literature. She has illustrated and written numerous books and received many prizes. Murielle Diallo has exhibited her work in numerous art galleries throughout Africa. Her personal account of the current violence, killings and misguided nationalism that makes everyone's life so difficult in the Ivory Coast can be read in Africultures 56. Currently (2007) Murielle Diallo lives in Paris where she works as a painter, illustrator and occasionally a story-teller.
(Sources: Fatou Fanny Cissé, La blessure, Abidjan/ Montréal: Editions CEDA/ Editions Hurtubise HMH, 2001, p.8 ; Africultures no 56, 2003. pp.19-21 ; and the auteur, 2007).
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Hamid le petit porteur. Abidjan: Editions CEDA, 1997. (52p.). ISBN 2-86394-177-1. Young adult's literature.
Le Peintre maudit. Abidjan/ Montréal: Editions CEDA/ Editions Hurtubise HMH, 1998. (77p.). ISBN 2-86394-284-0/ 2-89428-246-X. Young adult's literature.
Le Fils de l'Aurore. Abidjan/ Montréal: Editions CEDA/ Editions Hurtubise HMH, 1999. (86p.). ISBN 2-86394-329-4/ 2-89428-382-2. Young adult's literature.
La femme-arbre et le chasseur. Paris: L'Harmattan, n.d. (16p.). ISBN: 2 7475 7240 4. [Tale from West-Africa illustrated by the author]. Children's literature.
Aïda et l'arc-en-ciel / Ayda ak xon wi. Paris: L'Harmattan, n.d. (16p.). ISBN: 2 7475 7239 0. [Tale illustrated by the author. Bilingual French-Wolof. Wolof translation by Maam Daour Wade]. Children's literature.
Le mineur et le boulanger. La Roque-d'Anthéron: Editions Vents d'ailleurs, 2007. (24p.). ISBN: 978 2911412 43 1. [Written and illustrated by Muriel Diallo]. Children's literature promoting interracial dialogue and understanding.
La femme du Blanc. La Roque d'Anthéron: Editions Vents d'ailleurs, 2011. (186p.). ISBN: 978-2-911412-84-2. Novel.
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