An author from Senegal
writing in French
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Coumba Diouf now lives in San Francisco (2000) where, according to her publisher, she has dedicated herself to writing and to the cause of human rights world-wide. The idea of writing a novel had its first inkling in her final year at high school when was just 18 years of age. But it was to be some years later, far from the Parisian university lecture halls that, in a segment of an MBA course she undertook in California, Coumba Diouf decided to set to work on her earlier idea and so she wrote "Une Histoire Simple".
La Chaumière des Bugari [The Burgaris' cottage]. Paris: L'Harmattan, 2000 (235p.). ISBN: 2-7384-9145-6 Novel.
June 1944. An 18 year-old African-American soldier. A young village girl, barely 15. A huge peanut farm. A powerful colonial dynasty. The Burgaris' cottage leads us into an Africa of barefoot peasants and young girls wearing indigo scarves; an Africa wounded, but known and so little written about. (Back cover)
The University of Western Australia/French
Created: 4 April 2001
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