An author from Gabon
writing in French
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Justine Mintsa was born 9th April 1967 in Oyem, in Gabon. After tertiary studies in her own country and abroad (France and England), she is now a Lecturer in the Arts faculty at the University of Libreville, where she teaches English literature. In 2000, she was the chairperson of the Gabonese Writers' Association. (Taken from the back cover of her novels).
Un seul tournant Makôsu [Makôsu, only one turning point]. Paris: La Pensée Universelle, 1994. (192p.). ISBN 2 214 09675 2 Novel/Diary.
Un seul tournant Makôsu is in the form of a young woman's diary, written with both humour and pathos and tells of her life at university in a country in the process of development. Using this original format, Justine Mintsa sensitively describes the problems faced by new African universities against the political background of a faltering democracy." (Taken from the back cover of novel).
Histoire d'Awu. [Awu's story] Paris: Gallimard, 2000 (116p.). ISBN 2-07-075759-5. Novel.
With brutal innocence, Histoire d'AWU tells of the unspeakable reality which sees Awu's life in a village in the heart of today's Black Africa as a contradictory cry of cruelty and tenderness, when frayed or brutalised by all the decaying laws and precepts. (From book cover)
Larmes de cendre. Paris: Editions de L'Harmattan, 2012. (91p.). ISBN: 978-2-336-00223-1. Novel.
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