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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.

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SOME BOOKS NOT TO BE MISSED
Chimamanda Ngozi ADICHIEMouna-Hodan AHMEDAssamala AMOIAphra BEHNSokhna BENGABESSORACalixthe BEYALAOumou Cathy BEYEJacqueline Fatima BOCOUMAndagui BONGO AYOUMATanella BONIRaymonde BONNETAINLucienne BONNOT-BANGUIMaryse CONDEDelphine COULINLucie COUSTURIERTsitsi DANGAREMBGACharlotte DARDHélène DE GOBINEAUElisabeth DELAYGUEJosette DESCLERCS ABONDIOAïda Mady DIALLOMarion DIBY ZINNANTIMame Younousse DIENGFatou DIOMEDOÉLLÉMadame de DURASNathalie ETOKELauren EKUEClémentine FAÏK-NZUJIKhadi FALLFrançois-Xavier FRELANDLaurence GAVRONValentine GOBYNadine GORDIMERRosamond HALSEY CARRBessie HEADEstelle Bérangère ITOU ZANZA – Radhika JHASylvie KANDEBaba de KAROKATOUCHASimone KAYAAoua KEITAFatou KEITAHanane KEITAKEN BUGULAngèle KINGUELISS (KIHINDOU)Laure LUGON ZUGRAVUMichèle MANCEAUXTita MANDELEAUSusan MANNNozipo MARAIREBeryl MARKHAMRita MENSAH-AMENDAHMartine MERLIN-DHAINELéonora MIANOMadeleine MIGEONJustine MINTSAChristel MOUCHARDElizabeth-Ewombè MOUNDOMarie-Louise MUMBURalphanie MWANA KONGOAdja Ndeye Boury NDIAYEMame Coumba NDIAYEMarie NDIAYELou NIANTIE GOLEYAdaobi Tricia NWAUBANIAnne PIETTECharlotte-Arrisoa RAFENOMANJATOMichèle RAKOTOSON(Princess) Emily RUETENoo SARO-WIWAOlive SCHREINERRosette SCHRUMPFCatherine SHANFatoumata Fathy SIDIBEAminata SOW FALLWilma STOCKENSTRÖMKhady SYLLAMyriam TADESSEVéronique TADJOJosiane TOUSSAINTElizabeth TCHOUNGUI Brigitte TSOBGNYMyriam WARNER-VIEYRAVivienne de WATTEVILLEWEREWERE LIKINGWangari MAATHAIPhillis WHEATLEYAdrienne YABOUZA

VIDEOS
Marguerite ABOUET Rebecca AYOKOAdame BA KONARENadine BARIKidi BEBEYSokhna BENGAClaude BERGERET NJIKEBESSORACalixthe BEYALAFatou BIRAMAHJacqueline Fatima BOCOUMSolange Andagui BONGO AYOUMATanella BONIAngeline Solange BONONOHemley BOUMAdèle CABY-LIVANNAHMaryse CONDEPaule CONSTANTDelphine COULINNafissatou DIA DIOUFAndrée-Marie DIAGNE-BONANE Bilguissa DIALLOFatou DIOMEWaris DIRIECharline EFFAHEmilie Flore FAIGNONDKhadi FALLAnnie FERRETGwénola FLOCH-PENNLaurence GAVRONAssia Printemps GIBIRILAMambou Aimée GNALINadine GORDIMERFatimata HAMEY-WAROUKhadi HANEFatouma KANE KI-ZERBOBrigitte KEHRERFatou KEITAHanane KEITA et Mariama NDOYEKEN BUGULLiss KIHINDOUOtitié KIRILaure LUGON ZUGRAVUEveline MANKOUAnnette MBAYE D'ERNEVILLELéonora MIANONicole MORINVirginie MOUANDAMarie-Françoise MOULADY-IBOVIYolande MUKAGASANAScholastique MUKASONGAMarie-Louise MUMBURalphanie MWANA KONGO Tomaino NDAM NJOYAMarie NDIAYEMariama NDOYEKatoucha NIANEMichèle RAKOTOSONIsabelle ROCHETSylvia SERBINFatoumata SIDIBEAminata SOW FALLKhady SYLLAVéronique TADJOElizabeth TCHOUNGIFantah TOUREAminata Dramane TRAOREWEREWERE LIKING

BOOK REVIEWS (IN FRENCH)
ABOUET, Marguerite & Clément OUBRERIE (1) (2)Jeannette AHONSOUHenriette AKOFAAssamala AMOIKoumealo ANATESefi ATTAMariama BÂSokhna BENGABESSORAFatou BIRAMAHNoëlle BIZI BAZOUMAAmaka BROKEAya CISSOKOMaryse CONDEAurore COSTA (1) (2)Corinne D'ALMEIDAMuriel DIALLONafissatou DIA DIOUFFatou DIOME (1) (2) (3) (4)Akoua EKUELauren EKUEBuchi EMECHETAGAD AMIMaggie GEERosamund HADENKhadi HANE (1) (2)Isabelle JARRYKAÏSSAFatoumata KANEDoris KELANOUKEN BUGUL (1) (2)Thérèse KUOH MOUKOURY Anne LENNERDoris LESSINGLISSLaure LUGON ZUGRAVUJackie MACRIJeanne MAQUET-TOMBUFrancesca MARCIANO Rita MENSAH AMENDAH (1) (2) Léonora MIANO (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)Priscillia MPEMBA EBOSI AUROLEScholastique MUKASONGA (1) (2)Marie-Louise MUMBUMarie NDIAYE (1) (2) (3) (4)Chimamanda NGOZI ADICHIE (1) (2)Roger RANSYKatherine SCHOLESAminata SOW FALLMyriam TADESSEVéronique TADJOLaklaba TALAKAENAElisabeth, TCHOUNGUI WEREWERE LIKINGDiedrich WESTERMANNThérèse ZOSSOU ESSEME

INTERVIEWS WITH AUTHORS (IN FRENCH)
Kiné KIRAMA FALL (1973) – Annette MBAYE D'ERNEVILLE (1975) – Mariama BA (1979) – Thérèse KUOH MOUKOURY (1981) – Adja Ndeye BOURY NDIAYE (1983) – WEREWERE LIKING (1983) – Anne-Marie ADIAFFI (1984) – Sylvie BOKOKO (1984) – Gisèle HOUNTONDJI (1986) – Régina YAOU (1986) – Kesso BARRY (1988) – Angèle RAWIRI NTYUGWETONDO (1988) – Aïcha DIOURI (1990) – Aminata MAÏGA KA (1991) – Mariama NDOYE MBENGUE (1991) – Tita MANDELEAU (1992) – Clémentine MADIYA FAIK NZUJI (1993) – Flore HAZOUME (1994) – Monique ILBOUDO (1994) – Lydie DOOH BUNYA (1995) – Delphine TSANGA (1996) – Rabiatou NJOYA (1996) – Marie-Charlotte MBARGA KOUMA (1996) – Monique BESSOMO (1996) – Michèle RAKOTOSON (1997) – Evelyne MPOUDY-NGOLLE (1997) – Fatou KEITA (1998) – Justine MINTSA (1998) – Abibatou TRAORE (1999) – KEN BUGUL (1999) – Véronique TADJO (1999) – Adjoua Flore KOUAME (1999) – Aïcha FOFANA (1999) – Sylvie KANDE (2000) – Myriam WARNER VIEYRA (2000) – Aminata SOW FALL (2000) – Nafissatou DIA DIOUF (2000) – Anne PIETTE (2000) – Khady SYLLA (2000) – Micheline COULIBALY (2000) – Fatou DIOME (2001) – Aïda Mady DIALLO (2002) – Marie-Léontine TSIBINDA (2002) – Tanella BONI (2002) – Khadi HANE (2003) – Sylvia SERBIN (2004) – Yolande MUKAGASANA (2005) – Jacqueline SCOTT-LEMOINE (2005) – Léonora MIANO (2005) – Bilguissa DIALLO (2005) – (2006) – LISS (2006) – Assamala AMOI (2006) – Lauren EKUE (2006) – Sanou LÔ (2006) – Fatoumata SIDIBE (2006) – Adame BA KONARE (2006) – Marguerite ABOUET (2006) – ADORAS (2006) – BESSORA (2007) – Fatou BIRIMAH (2007) – Ghislaine SATHOUD (2007) – Doris KELANOU (2007) – Marie NDIAYE (2007) – Alice ENDAMNE (2008) – Fatoumata KANE (2008) – Elizabeth-Ewombè MOUNDO (2010) – Marie DÔ (2010) – ECRIVAINES DU BENIN (2011) – Sarah BOUYAIN (2011) – KAÏSSA (2011) – Dominique AGUESSY (2012) – Hanane KEITA (2012) – Miryl ETENO (2012) – Scholastique MUKASONGA (2012) – Maryse CONDE (2012) – Muriel DIALLO (2013) – Ralphanie MWANA KONGO (2013) – Marie NDIAYE (2013) – Fatou DIOME (2013) – Marguerite ABOUET (2013) – Sophie EKOUE (2013) – Khadi SY BIZET (2013) – Liss KIHINDOU (2013) – Léonora MIANO (2013) – Hanane KEITA TRAORE (2014) – Nafissatou DIA DIOUF (2014) – Andreattah CHUMA (2014) – Fantah TOURE (2014) – Calixthe BEYALA (2014) – NoViolet BULAWAYO (2014) – Emilie Flore FAIGNOND (2014) – Jussie NSANA (2014) – KEN BUGUL (2014)

WOMEN WRITING AFRICA IN COLONIAL TIMES
Aphra BEHN (1688) – Phillis WHEATLEY (1773) – Mme de STAËL (1780s) – Olympe de GOUGES (1789) – Mme de DURAS (1823) – Charlotte-Adélaïde DARD (1824) – Sophie DOIN (1825) – Mme d'ABRANTES (1835) – Pauline de NOIRFONTAINE (1856) – Ida PFEIFFER (1862) – Rosette SCHRUMPF (1863) – Lady Lucie Duff-Gordon. (1865) – Olive SCHREINER (1883) – Emily RUETE-SAÏT (1886) – Lucie FELIX-FAURE (1888) – Raymonde BONNETAIN (1894) – Dr. Dorothee CHELLIER (1895) – Isabelle EBERHARDT (1895) – Mary H. KINGSLEY (1897) – Antonietta LENOËL (1917) – Lucie COUSTURIER (1925) – Gabrielle VASSAL (1925) – Mme L.G. RENARD (1926) – Marthe KUNTZ (1927) – Claire GOLL (1928) – Louise FAURE-FAVIER (1928) – Mme KLOBB (1931) – Madeleine POULAINE (1931) – Madeleine MIGEON (1931) – Augusta LATOUCHE (1932) – O. de LABROUHE (1933) – Denise MORAN (1934) – Vivienne de WATTEVILLE (1935) – Odette DU PUIGAUDEAU (1936) – Karen BLIXEN (1937) – Marthe Eféwélé KWAMI (1938) – Reine BEURNIER (1939) – Comtesse de FORGES (1939) – Myriam HARRY (1940) – Beryl MARKHAM (1942) – ANOMYMOUS (1942) – Marthe SAVORGNAN DE BRAZZA (1944) – Hélène J. GAGNON (1944) – Marie-Louise COMELIAU (1945) – Hélène de GOBINEAU (1946) – Charlotte RABETTE (1947) – Marie WOYTT-SECRETAN (1947) – Suzanne DE VALKENEER-BRIARD (1950) – DOELLE (1951) – Jane VALRIANT (1951) – Christine GARNIER (1953) – Rebecca REYHER (1954) – Anita CONTI (1957) – Madeleine ALLEINS (1957) – Marie-Claire MATIP (1958) – Marthe CHOLLET (1971) – Nafissatou DIALLO (1975) – Aoua KEITA (1975) – Adja Ndeye Boury NDIAYE (1983) – Sœur ELISABETH (1983) – Andrée BLOUIN (1983) – Dr. Anne SPOERRY (1994) – Madeleine JORET (1996) – Rosamond HALSEY CARR (1999) – Josiane TOUSSAINT (2003) – Pierre and Odile MERLIN (2005)

SOME BOOKS PUBLISHED IN 2012
Jeanne Marie Rosette ABOU'OU, Lettre à Tita – Peggy Lucie AULELEY, L'héritière du jaspe – Rebeca AYOKO, Quand les étoiles deviennent noires – Sophie Françoise BAPAMBE YAP LIBOCK, Les couloirs du bonheur – Sylvie BOCQUET N'GUESSAN, Côte d'Ivoire, le pays déchiré de mon grand-père – Angeline Solange BONONO, Marie-France l'Orpailleuse – Maryse CONDE, La vie sans fards – Josette DESCLERCS ABONDIO, Le jardin d'Adalou – Rabia DIALLO, Amours cruelles, beauté coupable – Sokhna DIARRA BOUSSO NDAO, Magenta – Stéphanie DONGMO DJUKA, Aujourd'hui, je suis mort – Miryl ETENO, Les doux murmures de mon enfance – Flore HAZOUMÉ, Je te le devais bien... – Marie-Françoise IBOVI, Rue des histoires – Isabelle JOURDAN, C'est comme ça, à Ouaga... – Brigitte KEHRER, Poudre d'Afrique – Jacqueline Q. LOUISON, L'ère du serpent – Eveline MANKOU, L'instinct de survie – Muetse-Destinée MBOGA, Muendu Murime, le voyage du cœur – Moulou MENGUISTE AB WORKE et Catherine LEENHARDT, La petite fille du grazmach a disparu. Saga d'une famille éthiopienne – Edna MEREY-APINDA, (Coordinatrice d'un ouvrage collectif.) Les lyres de l'Ogooué – Léonora MIANO, Ecrits pour la parole – Hélène MILLET, Roman bambéen – Justine MINTSA, Larmes de cendre – Scholastique MUKASONGA, Notre-Dame du Nil – Ralphanie MWANA KONGO, La boue de Saint-PierrePOUR LES ENFANTS: Kidi BEBEY, Les Saï-Saï et le secret du marchéTRADUCTIONS: Lucy MUSHITA, Chinongwa – Wangarai MAATHAI, Réparons la terre

BOOKS PUBLISHED IN 2013
Marie Térèse AMBASSA BETOKO, Le film de ma jeunesse – Nadine BARI, L'Espérancière – Kidi BEBEY. Enfin chez moi ! – Noëlle BOLOU, Un souffle de vie – Nafissatou DIA DIOUF, SocioBiz 2. Chroniques encore plus irrévérencieuses – Fatou DIOME, Impossible de grandir – Sophie EKOUE, Aux noms de la vie – Liss KIHINDOU, Chêne de Bambou – Léontine LONGBOU FOPA, Appelez-moi Madame Oumarou – Martine MERLIN-DHAINE, Rayé de la carte. Chantier du barrage de Mérowé sur la 4e cataracte du Nil - Nord Soudan – Léonora MIANO, La Saison de l'ombre – Brigitte TSOBGNY, L'Afro-Parisienne et la suite arithmétique du Saigneur de ParisPOUR LES ENFANTS: Josette ABONDIO, La dernière ruse de compère araignée – Fatou KEITA, Une Mamie très à la modeTRADUCTIONS: Chimamanda NGOZI ADICHIE, Autour de ton cou – Noo SARO-WIWA, Transwonderland. Retour au Nigeria

BOOKS PUBLISHED IN 2014
Calixthe BEYALA, Le Christ selon l'Afrique – Nafissatou DIA DIOUF, La Maison des épices – Aminata DRAMANE TRAORE et Boubacar BORIS DIOP, La Gloire des imposteurs. Lettres sur le Mali et l'Afrique – Charline EFFAH, N'Être – Marie-Ange EVINDISSI, Les Exilés de Douma. Tempête sur la forêt – Fabienne KANOR, Faire l'aventure – KEN BUGUL, Cacophonie – Aurélie MONKAM NOUBISSI, Le ventre arraché – Scholastique MUKASONGA, Ce que murmurent les collines – Rachel MWANZA, Survivre pour voir ce jour Marie Julie NGUETSE, Arc-en-Ciel – Rabiatou NJOYA, Les cloches du prédateur – Nadia ORIGO. Sanglotites équatoriales. – Adama SOW DIEYE, Sarinagara. Nouvelles d'une autre vie TRADUCTIONS: Lauren BEUKES, Moxyland – Henrietta ROSE-INNES, Ninive

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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.