An author from the Congo
writing in French
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Liss Kihindou (Lounda Inès Stella Sandrine) was born in Brazzaville, Congo, in 1976. After gaining a Degree in Modern Literature at the Marien Ngouabi University in Brazzaville, she embarked on a professional career as a teacher at a private school. Remaining in that position for only a year, Liss left in order to pursue her studies further. The only available university in Brazzaville did not offer postgraduate courses and the socio-political climate was no longer favourable for continued study; for these reasons, in 1999, Liss moved to France. She spent two years at the Paris University X-Nanterre where she gained a Master's Degree (2000) and a DEA in Modern Literature (2001). Liss then resumed work as a teacher. When given the opportunity to publish her literary work, an appropriate "pen name" presented her with a dilemma. She considered honouring her father's name, Lounda, but also wanted to use the name of her husband Kihindou, who supported her in her first successful publishing attempt. In the end, the pseudonym Liss, which she had used since her university days, settled the issue for her. Liss is, in fact, her initials : Lounda Inès Stella Sandrine. Furthermore, she felt that this name was short and easy to remember ; a name somewhat similar to that chosen by Bessora. (2005).
"Liss dans la vallée des livres" et "Valets des livres" [Sighted 24 June 2014].
J'espère [I hope]. Nantes: Editions Amalthée, 2005. (96p.). ISBN 2-35027-147-1. Short stories.
Détonations et folie. Paris: L'Harmattan, 2007. (138p.). ISBN: 978-2-296-04312-1. Short stories.
Expression du métissage dans la littérature africaine: Cheick Hamidou Kane, Henri Lopes et Ahmadou Kourouma. Paris: L'Harmattan, 2011. (92p.). ISBN: 978-2-296-54574-2. Essai.
Chêne de Bambou. Paris: Anibwe, 2013. (298p.). ISBN: 978-2-916121-66-6. Novel.
La morsure du soleil. Paris: L'Harmattan, 2014. (78p.). ISBN 978-2-343-04390-6. Poetry.
The University of Western Australia/French
Created: 25 December 1995
Modified: 25 September 2013
Archived: 8 January 2015