Mary Lee MARTIN KONE|
An author from the USA
writing in French
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Mary Lee Martin-Koné was an English teacher in the Ivory Coast for several years. She was born in Omaha, a small town in Nebraska, and her childhood was spent in the United States with her mother, her father, who was a farmer, her brother and her sister. She attended primary school in this country between the age of 5 and 12, first of all in Omaha, then in Judson, Minnesota. She then went to secondary school in Lake Crystal from 12 to 18 years of age, before continuing her studies at the University of Minnesotam followed by the University of Ivory Coast in Abidjan. She lived in the Ivory Coast from 1977 until 1990. She is the wife of the writer Amadou Koné who comes from the Ivory Coast. Her hobbies are reading and watching the television or visiting friends. In 1991 she had four children aged 2, 6 and 12 (twins) and the family lived in Germany. She is currently living in Lousiana with her family (1996).
Pain sucré [Sweet Bread]. Paris: Hatier, 1987. (126p.). ISBN 2 218 06619 1. Children's novel.
Amoin dreams of leaving her village so that she can make her fortune in show business. When her aunt invites her to spend a few weeks' holiday in town, she is full of plans, but unwittingly falls into the hands of a greedy and scrupulous dealer, who has forced many young girls into a form of slavery. When Amoin is held against her will by this pitiless boss, she finds escape extremely difficult.
The University of Western Australia/French
Created: 25 September 1996
Archived: 19 December 2012