An author from Togo
writing in French
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Gad Ami (Lolonyo Amivi Dzifa Brigitte Beauty M'Maye) was born in Togo in 1958. Her parents hail from Adafienu, formerly part of British Togo, now Ghana, and the family speaks Mina. Her father worked in commerce and her mother was a retailer. Gad Ami went to Lomé Methodist School before studying at secondary level at the "Collège Notre Dame d'Afrique" in Atakpamé. She also went to Lomé's Technical College. After graduation, she enrolled in a secretarial course in Paris before returning to study at the University of Creteil. She lived many years in Lomé and worked in business but the economic climate forced her to give it up. Gad Ami now (2007) lives in the USA and works in a children and family center.
Etrange héritage [Strange Heritage]. Lomé: Les Nouvelles Editions Africaines, 1985 (155p.). Novel. ISBN: 2 7236 0931 6.
Koffi and Délali fall in love but a shadow is cast over their happiness when Koffi leaves for France. Soon after her friend's departure, Délali realises that she is pregnant. Koffi's father, a rich proprietor, who is opposed to his son's marrying the young woman, does not hesitate to resort to lies in order to separate the lovers...
The University of Western Australia/Department of French Studies
Created: 14 September 1996
Modified: 07 September 2007
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