An author from Burkina Faso
writing in French
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Fatimata Bintou Zahrahou Guiro was born in 1957 in Séguenega, a village in
the North of Burkina Faso. In 1979, she became a midwife and a family planning
advocate. "I am performing more than 300
deliveries per year, in very difficult conditions", she said in a short
autobiographical chapter included in Au pays de Zarra. Her autobiography Zarra, accoucheuse en Afrique (published in 1994) offers a wealth of details on her activities and provides a fascinating account of the life of an African midwife.
Au pays de Zarra : Contes et légendes de Namissiguima, Burkina Faso. [Zarra's Country: Tales from Namissiguima]. Genève: Editions NEMO, 1992. (184p.). ISBN 2-940038-00-7. (Short stories and legends)
Zarra, accoucheuse en Afrique. [Zarra: A Midwife in Africa]. Vandoeuvres : ARVAN, 1994.
The University of Western Australia/French
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