Thérèse KUOH MOUKOURY|
An author from Cameroon
writing in French
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Thérèse Kuoh-Moukoury was born in Yaoundé on 7th February,1938 and comes from the town of Douala in the Wouri region. She was brought up in a family of eight children. Her father, Jacques Kuoh Moukouri, is the author of an autobiographical work entitled "Doigts noirs" ['Black Fingers']. He was an Administrator of Overseas France. Thérèse Kuoh-Moukoury studied at both secondary and university level in France. She was a pupil of the 'Institut des hautes études d'outre-mer' (Overseas Territories' Institute for Higher Studies). After a legal training, she specialised in children's magistrature. She has lived in Paris for a number of years, but as a result of her activities, she has travelled to a great number of countries. She has been President of the 'Union des femmes africaines et malgaches' (Union of African and Madagascan Women). She is consultant for a professional private company in the area of communication and organisation. She has often worked for international organisations or with African governments as an authority on social communication.
Rencontres Essentielles [Essential encounters]. (1968/1969). New York : Modern Language Association of America, 2002. Novel.
This book is one of the first novels to be written by an African woman in French. Florence is married, but her inability to have a child gradually distances her from her husband, who ends up leaving her. "I love her style! A calm and detached narrative voice describes the most shattering events. The character of Zimba adds a particular resonance to the account of this tragedy" A. Jaccard. (Back cover).
Les Couples Dominos [The Domino Couples] . Paris: Julliard, 1973. (Published again by L'Harmattan in 1983).
The University of Western Australia/French
Created: Tuesday, 26-Nov-96