Over the decades, the Republic of the Congo has been marred by many coups d'etat and civil wars. These turbulent events have led to unrestrained abuse of the local population. Détonations et folie by Liss Kihindou evokes such tragedy during the war of 1997-1998, the anguish of the victims and the long term sequelae on ordinary citizens subjected to both the violence of the militia and the exactions of the looters... Full review of the book.
[Posted November 2014]
This site proposes an overview of works by female African authors writing in French and others closely associated with Sub-Saharan Africa. It provides an opportunity to find out more about the authors' life and interests and to get acquainted with their novels, short stories, plays and poetry.
This overview of texts written by women writers of African origin and others who have a close relationship with Africa, is sponsored by The School of Humanities at The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia. This project has been made possible thanks to the support provided by the women writers mentioned in this website, the Australian Research Council (ARC), the journal Amina and innumerable colleagues and collaborators.
Discipline of European Languages and Studies, French
The University of Western Australia
Created: 24 December 1995
Last updated: 21 November 2014