Lydie Sophie DOOH BUNYA|
An author from Cameroon
writing in French
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Lydie Sophie Dooh Bunya, married name Quan-Samé, was born in 1933 in Douala, in the Cameroon. Her father was a Customs officer and her mother a dressmaker. Her grandfather strongly influenced the way she thought and acted as a child. She went to school in Douala, in Libamba Makak, and finally to the Saint-Gaultier High school for young girls in France. Afterwards she studied in the School of Nursing and Social Workers, the Chemistry Ecole Supérieure and finally she studied Arts in Paris. She has six children. She has lived more than thiry years in the Paris area and she is a founding member of MODEFEN. She has worked as a freelance journalist, a columnist at the French Radio and Television Organisation and as a sub-editor of various magazines as well as for the New Press Agency.
La Brise du jour. [Daybreak]. Yaoundé: CLE, 1977. (350p.). Autobiographical novel. ISBN: 2 7235 0040 1.
Zinnie who is ten years old is in love with Pat, a cousin who is the same age. The two children promise to marry one another when they reach adulthood and to always love one another. However, while Zinnie remains true to her childhood promises, Pat has other ideas...
The University of Western Australia/French
Created: 26 November 1996
Last updated: 2 December 2003
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