Marie-Charlotte MBARGA KOUMA|
An author from Cameroon
writing in French
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Marie-Charlotte Mbarga Kouma also writes under the pen name Geneviève Ekomba
Marie-Charlotte Mbarga Kouma was born in 1941 in Bafia, Cameroon. After studying at Ebolowa Teachers College, she travelled around the world with her husband who was a diplomat. Her literary and artistic career began in 1967 in Santa-Isabelle (now Malabo). It is there that she wrote and staged her first play La Famille africaine [The African Family] . This play was awarded first prize at the 1973 Inter-African Theatre Competition. In the 1970s, she founded the theatre company "Les Etoiles de la capitale" and, in the 1980s, she set up the ballet company "Mini Yakan". In the 1980s Marie-Charlotte Mbarga Kouma worked in the Cameroon Ministry for Information and Culture. She passed away in 2008.
|"Espace Marie-Charlotte Mbarga": the official website dedicated to the author and her writings. [Sighted 12 May 2013].|
Les Insatiables (La Famille africaine) [The Insatiable Ones (The African Family) . Yaoundé: Sopecam (Collection Espaces Littéraires), 1989. (88p.) Drama.
Many abstacts of unpublished plays by Marie-Charlotte Mbarga Kouma are available on the French page.
The University of Western Australia/French
Modified: 24 February 2009
Archived: 11 May 2013